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News for Stout Alumni, 
Parents and Friends 

Spring 1999 

Uw-Stout Alumni Association 

top odds by 
sharing kidneys 

Organ donation crosses racial lines, strengthens men's friendship 

Serendipity. Providence. Call it what you will. 

When Brad Higar '87 and Kevin Harris '86 
became roommates at UW-Stout more than a 
decade ago, it was fortuitous. Little did either 
young man know that in years to come, one 
would literally save the life of the other. 

Even if they had somehow known that one of 
them would need a kidney years down the road, 
what are the odds that the two men, of different 
races, wouldbe compatible for akidney transplant 
procedure? Slim, very slim, according to medical 
authorities. It is difficult to find compatible donors 
period. But cross racial donations are even more 
rare. Whites' organs and Blacks' organs are 
often incompatible. As one might guess, chances 
of a match are better between people of the same 
race, and even then, it is difficult to find suitable 

"It' s just really very unusual that they would 
match completely," said Kathy Schappe, 
transplant coordinator at the University of 
Wisconsin Hospital Clinics in Madison. 

But July 27, 1998, Kevin Harris, a 36-year- 
old Black manufacturing engineer from St. Paul 
and Brad Higar, a 34-year-old White contractor 
from Wausau, (originally from Rockford, III.) 
defied the odds, and each underwent surgery, 
transferring one of Higar' s kidneys to Harris. 

"To me it was not a huge step," Higar said. "It 
was a natural step. It' s what you would do for a 
friend, especially if it meant saving that friend's 

"It was an easy choice for me," Higar added. 
"There aren't that many people in one' s life that 
you can count on as truly good friends." 

The two men became friends while they were 
roommates at Stout, but they followed their own 
career paths, and they moved to different cities. 
The men grew closer over the years, however, as 
they married (each stood up in the other's 
wedding), started families and enjoyed a shared 
avid interest in bicycling. 

The two began biking together on weekends 
and doing charity rides and week-long biking 

trips. "You do a lot of talking things over during 
that time," Harris said. 

In 1997, the two friends were planning a ride 
across Oregon and started training for it. "I 
couldn't seem to get into the training though," 
Harris said. "I felt lousy, like I had the flu all the 

The trip was scheduled for August but when 
Kevin still wasn't feeling well in late June, his 
wife, Kate, urged him to go to a doctor. He was 
diagnosed with prostate infection. He continued 
to go downhill, however and was in excruciating 
pain. The diagnosis was changed: acute kidney 

When this strapping young father of two, in 
great shape from biking and working out, was 
diagnosed with kidney failure, "it was 
unbelievable and devastating," Kate said. "We 
were told that his kidneys were literally shriveling 
up and shutting down." 

Harris was put on dialysis while awaiting a 
kidney, although no one knew how long it would 
be before a compatible kidney would turn up. No 
one in Kevin' s family could donate because of a 
variety of medical problems and conditions which 
prohibited them from being donors. "They told 
me that as an African American, it could be up to 
a five-year wait," Harris said, if indeed then. 
"There are fewer Black donors," he said, adding 
also that only the top 5 percent of potential 
donors are chosen because they have to be in very 
fit condition to donate. 

When Harris described his situation to Higar, 
his friend's first response was to ask if he could 
donate. "Lots of people ask what they can do to 
help," Harris said, "but how many would offer 
one of their own kidneys?" 

Harris was touched but explained that it would 
be highly unlikely that Brad would be a match. 
Higar, however, was eager to start the testing 
which included not only physical tests but 
psychological testing and counseling. It was 
explained that there must be a strong emotional 
bond, and it must be determined if the would-be 

Brad Higar (left) and Kevin Harris are pictured here at Harris' wedding. 

donor is strong and stable and giving for the right 
reasons. Brad passed with flying colors, and he 
was ready to begin the physical testing. 

Higar attached one string to the venture, 
however. If he was found to be compatible, he 
would donate a kidney only with a promise from 
Kevin that he would treat Brad no differently 
than before. "I didn't want the friendship to 
change," Higar said. "I didn't want him to feel 
like he owed me anything. I just wanted him to 
still treat me like a jerk if I'm acting like one." 

But as anyone can imagine, the friendship is 
at a different level. The two men are linked 
forever, not just by an organ that once functioned 
in the other's body, but at a "deeper, gut level," 
Harris said. 

The procedure, performed at Hennepin 
County Medical Center, was an example of a 
new laparoscopic technique thatHCMC surgeons 
have been using only since January of 1998 in 
which the recovery period is dramatically reduced. 
Kevin described his surprise at being wheeled 

out of the recovery room after receiving his new 
kidney and finding Brad standing next to him and 
walking with him to his room. 

The story has attracted wide media attention. 
It was featured on a Twin Cities TV show and 
was picked up by the Associated Press. The two 
friends were flown to New York for an appearance 
on "Good Morning America." 

"I still haven't been able to express to Brad 
what I really feel," Harris said. Each phone call 
is still emotional for Kevin and Kate. "Brad is 
such an honest, genuine human being who really 
cares," Harris said of his friend. "You don't find 
that very often." 

Brad and his wife Cathy(Terkelson) '87 are 
both graduates of Stout.'T am just an average 
Stout graduate," Brad said. Many people wouldn' t 
agree with that, especially Kevin Harris. 

"I feel extremely unworthy of such a gift," 
Harris said. 

Gift indeed. One that came without a bow but 
wrapped in unusual love. 

The People 
Process Culture 

Management culture being studied 

and taught at university. 

Page 2 

Grand Sound 
From Bowman Bells 

Class reunions challenged to 

raise funds for project. 

Page 4 

Alumni Board 

Board welcomes four new members, 

recognizes contributions of those leaving. 

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U niversity N ews 

"People Process Culture" catching on at university 

Innovative value system is studied and taught 

The People Process: It began at one of Wisconsin' s most innovative 
companies, and it's now being studied and taught at UW-Stout. 

Phillips Plastics Corporation began in 1964 with a group of 
manufacturing engineers, a small amount of cash and big dreams. 
Throughout their beginning, Phillips always kept one thing in 
mind: all people have intrinsic worth and value with dignity and 
respect. This key idea led to the development of a value system 
called People Process Culture. This value system supports everyday 
life at Phillips. A People Process Culture is an organizational 
environment that creates a strong belief in people and sustains a 
high level of performance and profit over an extended period of 
time. Because of their strong belief and commitment in people, 
Phillips has sustained a 20 percent growth rate and a 20 percent 
annual return on equity for more than 30 years. 

In January of 1997, Robert Cervenka, CEO and founder of 
Phillips Plastics, and his wife, Debbie Cervenka, vice president of 
Marketing and Communications, gave a $1.5 million endowment 
to the university to establish a People Process Culture Chair. The 
mission of the chair position is to assure that graduates in related 
manufacturing, business and educational programs will be able to 
effectively apply skills, knowledge and values that develop, 

at UW-Stout 

enhance and nourish the excellent principles of a People Process 

This year has been highly successful for the People Process 
Culture. There were seminars presented on High Performing 
Manufacturing Cultures at the Phillips Plastics Origen Center in 
Menomonie. Companies that sent representatives to this seminar 
included Phillips Plastics Corporation, Skipper Liner, Dura-Tech, 
Oscar J. Boldt Construction Company, Northwest Wisconsin 
Manufacturing Outreach Center, FlexMedics Corporation, United 
Parcel Service and Wausau Homes. 

September not only brought the start of school, it also brought 
about the very first graduate level course, titled "People Process 
Organizational Cultures." The course was team taught by professors 
from the colleges of Arts and Sciences; Human Development; and 
Technology, Engineering and Management. Content included in 
the course was the relationship of the five major components of 
people process organization culture; core values, walking the talk, 
creating the environment and benefits; aligning human resources 
systems with the values; and marketing, finance and operation 
tactics and strategies in people process organizations. Charles 
Krueger and other faculty members were pleased with the success 

of the course, and decided to offer the course again in the spring 

In October, the People Process Culture hosted the Arthur A. 
Cabot Executive in Residency program. This program allows 
UW-Stout to invite major corporate leaders to spend one or several 
days on campus, during which time they are involved in faculty 
development, interaction with students, seminars and open 
presentations. The recipient of this year' s honor was PaulBaszucki, 
chair of the Board of Norstan Inc. Baszucki's visit to UW-Stout 
included speaking with a telecommunications administration and 
an organizational leadership class; meetings with several university 
administrators; a campus technology tour; and a presentation to 
approximately 500 students, faculty and staff. Krueger hopes that 
because of the phenomenal success of Baszucki' s visit to campus, 
a long and beneficial relationship has been forged between Norstan 
Inc., and UW-Stout. 

After a long search for office space, the Home Economics 
Building will now be home for the People Process Culture. Events 
planned for the upcoming year include a student organization 
leaders workshop, a two-day executive seminar, a leadership 
academy and further development of the all-university course. 

Private support for printing program 

Partnership will provide more graduates, train existing employees 

An innovative partnership between UW-Stout and the 
state printing industry will solve a major problem. The 
industry needs more graduates from UW-Stout' s graphic 
communications management major, the only one of its 
kind in the UW System. UW-Stout needs more resources 
to expand enrollment in the major and to provide training 
services for existing industry employees. 
Through a combination of private dollars from the 
industry and increased state support, the university will 
respond to those needs. In the process, UW-Stout will 
take the major statewide, to reach place-bound students 
who cannot move to campus to complete the degree. 
Pilot programs are already being offered at several sites 
in southeastern Wisconsin. 

"There are many opportunities in the printing industry 
right now, and that is expected to increase," stated N. 
Niall Power, president and CEO of Printing Industries of 
Wisconsin. "The demand far exceeds the supply." 

Power noted that printing is the third largest 
manufacturing industry in the country, after automobiles 
and plastics . It is the fourth largest industry in Wisconsin, 
and Wisconsin ranks eighth among the 50 states in both 
the number of printing establishments and in printing 
employment. Power estimated that Wisconsin shipped 

$5.6 billion printing orders in 1998. 

The economic impact on the state is great, noted Jim 
Herr, graphic communications management program 
director. Herr said the need for expansion was indicated 
at least three years ago, based on the number of industry 
recruiters compared to the number of graduates in the 
program. He and Ted Bensen, an associate professor in 
the program, reported that there are in excess of half a 
dozen j ob opportunities for each graduate. ' 'Some students 
were wrestling with three or four really good offers," 
Bensen said. 

Plans for increasing the size and range of the program 
encompass a variety of areas. Enrollment in the graphic 
communications management program will be increased 
by 100 students, and the necessary faculty will be added. 
Existing facilities will be more fully used by offering 
classes with some starting later and teaching into the 
evening. Development of a Midwest Regional Graphic 
Communications Research and Training Center is being 
planned along with expansion of instructional delivery 
away from campus to place-bound students. 

The addition of 100 students (boosting enrollment to 
about 350) will add about 25 graduates annually, Hen- 
said. Other anticipated results will include increased 

employment, training and economic development, which 
will serve the needs of the Wisconsin printing and 
publishing industry as well as the general interests of the 
state, according to Herr. He said that the economic 
impact on the state will be at least $3.7 million annually. 
Other specific plans include partnering with technical 
colleges, offering more distance education classes to 
place-bound students around the state and expanding 
training opportunities to the industry. Currently four to 
six workshops per year are offered. The ultimate goal is 
to be able to offer 42 weeks of training a year from which 
the industry can choose. 

"The Wisconsin printing industry and UW-Stout 
have had an ongoing partnership which has been very 
satisfying and productive," Power said. "We strongly 
support the expansion initiative. Based on what I've 
seen, Stout offers students great opportunities in the 
industry and a wide breadth of experience." 

To accomplish all this, the university is seeking 
additional state support, while Printing Industries of 
Wisconsin has pledged support totaling $700,000 over 
each two-year budget cycle. 

"The expansion will benefit everyone," he said, "the 
state, the industry, the university and the students." 

"There are many 

opportunities in 

the printing industry 

right now, and 

that is expected 

to increase. 

The demand 

far exceeds 

the supply." 

H. Niall Power 

President and CEO 

Printing Industries 

of Wisconsin. 

Gaming courses offered 

Courses meet needs in fast growing sector of hospitality industry 

In response to a growing demand from employers, two 
new courses — casino/gaming management and casino/ 
pitmanagement — are being offered at UW-Stout, through 
the department of hospitality and tourism. 

Casino/pit management was offered for the first time 
last fall, with 18 students registered. 

"Gaming entertainment is the fastest growing segment 
of the hospitality and tourism industry," noted Sharon 
Giroux, a UW-Stout hospitality and tourism professor 
who teaches the new courses along with Darrel Van 
Loenen, also of that department. "Gaming is growing at 
a rate of 1 percent a year," Giroux said. "The classes are 
being offered in response to a tremendous pent-up 

Van Loenen, who also has a law degree and is a 
certified public accountant, noted that gaming or casino 
accounting is very specialized because of all the money 

that changes hands, and there is a great deal of state and 
federal regulation of the industry. 

"Almost every state has legalized some form of 
gaming," Van Loenen reported. "Management needs to 
be very knowledgeable about the industry." 

The course focuses on the dynamics of table gaming 
within a casino/resort facility. This includes direct 
customer interaction, supervision of table games and 
gaming personnel, computerized customer tracking 
systems, internal cash controls and audit systems, casino 
cage transactions, reporting mechanisms, and 
surveillance and security within the pit environment. 

The course examines gaming operations and 
background, human resources and special skill needs, 
internal profit and loss centers, financial credits and 
controls, marketing strategies, government regulations 
and policies, and also the cultural, psychological and 

sociological impacts associated with gaming as a form 
of recreation and entertainment. 

"We have heard from several casinos in the country 
who say they appreciate being able to recruit quality 
employees," Giroux said, adding that hospitality and 
tourism students who will be managing establishments 
that include casinos need to know about gaming law and 
liability and management as well as food and beverages, 
marketing, hotel management and general gaming 

Giroux emphasizes that the classes in no way advocate 
gambling. In fact, "we tell students that nobody ever 
continually comes out ahead," Giroux said. The 
sociological aspects are addressed in class with speakers 
coming in from Gamblers Anonymous. "But people will 
gamble," she said, "and we need to turn out students who 
are prepared to manage that form of entertainment." 

"Almost every state 
has legalized some 

form of gaming. 

Management needs 

to be very 

about the industry." 

Darrel Van Loenen 

Stout Outlook 

M aking N ews 

Faculty pay plan needs support 

In the coming months, there will be a great deal of discussion statewide 
concerning the budget needs and priorities for the University of 
Wisconsin System. A healthy, vibrant university system is essential 
for a dynamic, expanding economy. The 21st century will demand 
even more emphasis on quality education delivered not only on our 
campuses, but also over distance education delivery systems and at 
remote locations throughout the state. 

To meet such demands, we must rely on a highly valuable 
resource: a superb, dedicated and highly professional faculty and 
academic staff. But as other states improve their educational systems, 
the competition to attract and retain such professionals becomes 
extremely difficult. 

That is why the Board of Regents' proposed salary package of a 5.2 
percent increase each year of the 1999-2001 biennium is so critical. 
Competitive salaries are essential to attract the best faculty and 
academic staff to our campuses, and to retain them to preserve our 
educational quality. At UW-Stout, during the last three years, salaries 
for faculty in 95 percent of our academic disciplines and ranks have 
declined an average of 7 percent in relation to peer universities 

This issue is real. In the last 18 months, UW-Stout has lost 
excellent faculty to the private sector and to universities in other states. 
Their salary disparities range from $6,500 to $22,000, demonstrating 
why we must be able to compete more effectively for high-level 

We should be extremely proud of this system of higher education 
in Wisconsin, the envy of many states throughout the country. We 
must rededicate our commitment to the system by ensuring a 
competitive compensation package for faculty and academic staff, the 
people who make us great. 

Chancellor's Messaqe 

Charles W. Sorensen 

"Competitive salaries 

are essential 

to attract the best 

faculty and 

academic staff 

to our campuses, 

and to retain them 

to preserve our 

educational quality." 

Sedlak named provost/ vice chancellor 

Robert Sedlak has been recommended for the position 
of provost/vice chancellor for Academic and Student 
Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Chancellor 
Charles W. Sorensen announced recently. 

Sedlak has served as interim provost since March 

In a memo to the campus, Sorensen said Sedlak 
has the talent and leadership skills needed at this point 
of UW-Stout' s history: "He has a rich and deep 
background both at UW-Stout and within the System; 
he has excelled at curricular and program develop- 
ment; he is very student oriented; he has worked hard 
and has been successful in acquiring resources from 
the System for our campus; he has always been a 
proponent for diversity and gender equity; and Bob is 
truly dedicated to the success of UW-Stout. He shares 
the strong vision the campus embraced in the lengthy 
and inclusive development of our strategic plan. He is 

also excellent at understanding data 
without losing sight of the all-uni- 
versity issues. He not only respects, 
but works well with, governance." 

Prior to his interim appointment, 
Sedlak was associate vice chancel- 
lor. He has also served at UW-Stout 
as associate dean for graduate stud- 
ies and curriculum from August -> ecllal< 
1988 to June 1990; assistant dean for research from 
July 1985 to August 1988; and assistant to the dean, 
School of Education and Human Services, from Au- 
gust 1983 to July 1985. 

Sedlak received a bachelor of science degree from 
California State College of Pennsylvania in 1968; an 
M.Ed, from Pennsylvania State University in 1970; 
and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 

Researchers recognized for contributions 

Mary Orfield, has been named UW-Stout' s Outstand- 
ing Researcher, and Orville Nelson received the Nelva 
G. Runnalls Research Support Recognition Award. 

The awards were presented by Chancellor Charles 
W. Sorensen during annual Research Day activities. 

Orfield was chosen by a vote of the graduate 
faculty and principal investigators of extramurally 
funded projects during the past year. The Outstanding 
Researcher Award recognizes individuals for their 
leadership and significant contributions to research 
and scholarly activities. 

Nelson was recognized for providing support and 
resources to faculty and staff to pursue their research 
and scholarly activities. 

Orfield is a professor of chemistry and a 1997-99 
Dahlgren professor. She is nationally recognized for 
one of her primary research areas, the thermodynam- 
ics of high temperature molten salts. She has presented 
her research nationally and internationally by invita- 
tion of the Electrochemical Society. 

Other research pursuits done by Orfield have 
involved powder metallurgy, such as focusing on the 
alloying, magnetic behavior and lubrication of metal 
powders. She holds a patent on her work in this area. 

Orfield has recently been investigating various 
chemistries involved in corrosion, electrochemical 
machining and a new area focusing on the 
deflocculation of ceramic slips. 

Nelson is in 
his 36th year at 
UW-Stout. He has 
served as a class- 
room instructor, 
evaluation spe- 
cialist, curriculum 
coordinator in the 
Vice Chancellor's 



Office, program director, and director of the Center for 
Training and Technical Education (formerly the Cen- 
ter for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education). 
Through the center, Nelson has been involved in a 
wide variety of projects which have resulted in faculty, 
graduate students, technical college and school dis- 
trict staff seeking his assistance with their ideas, 
research plans, grants, projects or assignments. 

During his tenure at UW-Stout, Nelson has helped 
faculty and students design research projects, develop 
research instruments and analyze data. 

As a graduate program director, Nelson has been 
highly supportive of quality research through his teach- 
ing, advisement and assistance with students' gradu- 
ate research papers. 

Nelson was a past recipient of the Dahlgren pro- 
fessorship, and has received numerous research awards 
from local, state and national organizations. 


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Helmuth "Pookie" Albrecht, has retired after 35 years of service. Albrecht, 61, was executive director of 
Student Life Services, with responsibility for residence halls, dining services, the student center and related 
accounting support services; student health services; and campus police and parking. Albrecht began 
employment at Stout as a residence hall director and also served as housing director. 

F red ri C k E . M e nz, professor in the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute' s Research and Training Center 
and the Continuing Education Center, received the "Outstanding Researcher of the Year" award from the 
National Council on Rehabilitation Education at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Menz was recognized for 
his accomplishments in advancing the rehabilitation counseling profession through research and training 
activities of national significance. He was also recognized by the Association for the Education of 
Community Rehabilitation Personnel for his outstanding two years of leadership as president of the 
association in 1996-1998. 

Bob M eyer, of UW-Stout' s department of technology, has been named associate dean of outreach in the 
College of Technology, Engineering and Management. Meyer began teaching at UW-Stout in 1983 and has 
been extremely active in program planning and curriculum development, and has chaired a number of 
committees. He was also a member of the Fryklund Hall campaign steering committee. Since coming to UW- 
Stout, Meyer has negotiated hardware and software donations exceeding $1 million, and has written a 
$50,000 grant for laboratory development. In 1994, Meyer was named director of the manufacturing 
engineering program. He has served as interim director of the Stout Technology Transfer Institute for the past 
year. The Stout Technology Transfer Institute (STTI) consists of seven centers delivering a variety of 
economic development services to more than 500 companies a year. A significant majority of companies 
served are small and medium sized manufacturers as well as start up companies. These companies realized 
more than $5 million in sales increases and cost reductions as a result of services provided through STTI in 
the past year. 

Diane M oen has been named assistant chancellor for the division of Administrative and Student Life 
Services. The appointment is part of an internal reorganization. Moen was previously assistant chancellor 
for budget, planning and analysis. Moen is responsible for business and financial services; budget, planning 
and analysis; physical plant; and human resources. She oversees student life services, which includes 
residence halls, dining services, health services, security and police, parking, student center, university 
recreation and intramurals, and bookstore; and university services which includes functions such as 
purchasing, materials management, printing services, mail services, and safety and risk management. Moen 
came to UW-Stout in 1 978 as a budget and management analyst. She became assistant controller and director 
of budget services in 1985, and interim director of budget and financial services in 1989. From 1990-95, she 
was director of business and financial services and deputy vice chancellor. 

Pat Reisinger, executive director of the Stout University Foundation, received a new title of Assistant 
Chancellor for University Development. The title recognizes Reisinger' s phenomenal fund-raising ability 
and her significant contributions to the vitality of the university. Under her leadership, university foundation 
assets and endowments have increased substantially. 

John Wesolek has been named dean of the College of Human Development at UW-Stout. Wesolek has 
served as director of the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) since 1986, and has also served as 
a professor of vocational rehabilitation in the department of rehabilitation and counseling. Under his 
leadership, SVRI has grown to become the largest campus-based vocational rehabilitation operation in the 
United States, and includes 40 faculty and staff and an annual budget of nearly $3.5 million. He has served 
as a rehabilitation practitioner, educator, administrator and consultant while at UW-Stout. 

Promotions in rank and tenure designations for UW-Stout faculty and staff members were announced 
by Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, following action by the UW System Board of Regents. Promoted to 
professor are M ary Flynn, psychology; M ahshid J alilvand, social science; J ero me J ohnson, technology; 
Donna Stewart, industrial management; Ken Welty, communications, education and training; and 
Mingshen Wu and Eileen Zito, mathematics, statistics and computer science. Promoted to associate 
professor are Anne Antoni ppi I la i, mathematics, statistics and computer science; Charles Bo mar, biology; 
Karen Ferree, business; William Rueth, technology; and Ana Vande Linde, chemistry. Welty also 
received tenure, along with Hector Cruz andj ill Stanton, education, counseling and psychology; William 
DeH off, art and design; Barbara Knous and Carol Seaborn, food and nutrition; Karen Martinson and 
Kevin McDonald, business; Robert Peters, rehabilitation and counseling; Teresa Schulz, hospitality and 
tourism; Timothy Shiell, English and philosophy; and E. M itchell Spencer, technology. 

Retirees honored: Sixteen faculty and staff members who have retired or will retire in 1998-99 from UW- 
Stout were honored at a dinner held in May.Retirees recognized were Helmuth Albrec ht, Administrative 
and Student Life Services administration; Lorayne Baldus, Center for Training and Technical Education; 
Todd Boppel, art and design; Steven Fossum, physics; Glenn Gehring, College of Technology, 
Engineering and Management; Humphrey Gilbert, art and design; Sandra Gil I, human development, family 
living and community educational services; Ray Hansen, industrial management; Priscilla Huffman, 
human development, family living and community educational services; J oy J OCelyn, food and nutrition; 
Dion Manriquez, art and design; Louis Moegenburg, technology; Courtney Nystuen, technology; John 
Perri, art and design; Glenyce Peterson, technology; and J ohn Van Osdale, education, counseling and 

University pilots four-year degree 

Freshmen who enter the university in selected degree 
programs have an option of signing a "four-year degree 
contract." Students who sign the contract must meet 
certain eligibility requirements and agree to work with 
their program directors to continually monitor progress 
toward degree completion. If a student complies with 
all of the conditions of the contract, but is unable to 
graduate in four years due to the unavailability of one 
or more courses, the university agrees to provide 
various alternatives to facilitate degree completion. 
These alternatives may include priority registration, 
course substitutions or waiving tuition for courses 
taken beyond the four-year period. 

The contract was developed by a committee of 


UW-Stout faculty and staff members. It is similar to 
contracts offered by other UW System institutions. 
The four-year degree contract is available to UW- 
Stout students in the following programs: apparel 
design/manufacturing, applied mathematics, dietet- 
ics, food systems and technology, general business 
administration, graphic communications management, 
marketing education, psychology, retail merchandis- 
ing and management, technology education, telecom- 
munication systems and vocational rehabilitation (non- 

Students who sign contracts are monitored by their 
program directors, and the Office of Academic and 
Student Affairs. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 3 

Stout Foundation Report 

New bells ring loud and clear 

No other landmark on the UW-Stout campus has 
more meaning to students, alumni, faculty and 
staff than the historic clock tower on the northeast 
corner of Bowman Hall. Since 1897 the 153-foot 
tower has defined the Menomonie skyline. For 
more than 100 years, the tower has been home to 
a bell which rang out across the Menomonie 
community. Over the years, the original bell was 
damaged by weather and misuse. After many 
years of silence, the bell was replaced by a 
mechanical carillon and later an electronic carillon 
to mark the passage of each quarter hour. 

In October 1997, the grand sound of four new 
bells rang out over the UW-Stout campus. The 
new Bowman Hall bells are a project initiated by 
John Meyer, a 1970 Stout graduate. Meyer was 
on campus during the summer of 1995 for his 
class reunion. At that time, Meyer mentioned his 
interest in bells. The chancellor was very 
interested in Meyer' s information and requested 
that he collect price quotes for the replacement of 
the Bowman Hall bell. Within one year, four new 
bells were installed in the Bowman Hall Tower. 

In 1997 the UW-Stout Alumni Association 
established a challenge for all alumni celebrating 
their class reunions to raise dollars to fund the 
new bells in the Bowman Hall Tower. Over the 

Workers remove the cracked bell from Bowman Ha 

past year, the following classes have celebrated 
theirreunions: 1930-39, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1958, 
1968, 1973, 1978 and 1988. Thanks to the 
dedicated alumni from these classes, to date, 
more than $12,500 has been raised towards the 
new bells. 

For more information about the new bells 
in the Bowman Hall Tower or to make a 
donation to the project, see our website at 
http:// foundation/ 
bells/ . 

Foundation board appoints new directors 

Kim Entorf, president of the Stout University 
Foundation Board of Directors, announced the 
appointment of four new members: Walter 
Kirchhoff ' 85 , president of Specialized Marketing 
of Wisconsin, Oconomowoc; Lyle Martens '57, 
consultant, UW-Green B ay Center for Education 
and Workforce and Competitiveness; Dennis 
Moline ' 84, director of production, AbleNetlnc, 
Minneapolis; and Kathy Ann Sandstrom '84, 
vice president, sales and marketing, HM Graphics 
Inc., Milwaukee. Board appointments are for 
three years with the ability to serve a total of 
three terms or nine years. 

Continuing board members include Donna 
Albrecht, BS '68, MS '69; David Barnard BS 
MS '63; Hugh Crane '74; Kim Entorf '84; 
Linda Funk '76; Dale Granchalek '69; Dan 
Hampton '71; Deanna House ' 61 ; Mark Kinney 
'75; Karen Martinson '82; William J. "Bud" 
Micheels '32; Ralph Myhrman BS '50, MS '54; 
Dan Ostermann BS '91, MS '92; Grace Ostenso 
'51; JoAnn Prange '86; Carol Siedhoff '79 
Kathleen Skarvan; Donna Skidmore '76 
Claudia Smith; ZekeSmolarekBS '64, MS '65 
Robert Sorensen BS '60, MS '65; Robert 
SwansonBS '49, MS '50; Mary Thompson; Don 
Tietz '51; Lou Tiffany '76; Dorothy Traisman 

Packaging advisory committee meets 



'52; and Steve Vande Berg '65. 

Retiring board members include Robert 
Jeatran and Anne Reuther BS '61, MS '84. 

Members of the packaging faculty and packaging advisory committee met this fall with representatives from 
Tenneco's Egg Packaging Division. Pictured (l-r): Tom Voss, faculty; Anil Kalke, director of technical services, 
Tenneco; Barbara Walters, vice president and general manager, Tenneco Egg Packaging; Ken Neuburg, faculty; 
Joe Grygny, advisory committee; Bruce Siebold, dean, College of Technology, Engineering and Management. 
Partnerships with industry continue to be a priority for the packaging program. A capital campaign is currently 
underway to ensure Stout's status as one of the nation's premier packaging programs. 

Gifts build Furlong Gallery collection 

Gift honors David Wendt '57 
The Furlong Art Gallery moved to its new 
home two years ago when Micheels Hall was 
completed. Late this fall, Brad Wendt, president 
of Design Concepts, Madison, Wis., presented 
the UW-Stout art department and the Furlong 
Gallery with 22 Marco Spalatin serigraphs 
and acrylic paintings in honor of his father, 
David Wendt ' 57. Wendt was active as a board 
member of the Stout University Foundation 
and served as president from 1993-1995. He 
died in 1996. 

The artist, Marco Spalatin, was born in 
Zagreb, Croatia, in 1945 and received his 
B.A. andM.F.A. fromUW-Madison. Spalatin' s 
work involves uniform clusters of cubes using 
intense colors. The clusters of forms float, rest 
or tilt in space to evoke movement and direction. 
The optical illusions intimate a world of 
machinery with the many interlocking parts 
in each piece. 

Brad Wendt explained, "I think my father 
enjoyed the artwork because it essentially 
looked like abstract machinery parts, and my 
father' s work was about designing and creating 
products for many industries. He could easily 
relate to the designs and colors. He would 
be pleased to know the collection is housed 
at his alma mater." 

Gene Bloedorn, Furlong Gallery director, 
commented, "Both the prints and the paintings 
are representative of Spalatin' s style. He has 
given a career-long emphasis to the 
manipulation of flat planes of color and 
geometric shapes and patterns to effect an 
optical illusion. His work is distinctive and 
recognized worldwide. We are very pleased 
to have this work included in our permanent 
gallery collection." 

Left: Brad Wendt unloading one of the Spalatin art pieces as Ron Verdon and Gene Bloedorn assist in the 
delivery. Right: Mario Spalatin artwork donated in memory of David Wendt, former Stout Foundation board 
president, (l-r): Gene Bloedorn, director, Furlong Art Gallery; Brad Wendt; Patricia Reisinger, assistant 
chancellor for development; and Ron Verdon, chair, art and design department. 

Cabot presents lithograph to gallery 

Scott Cabot visited campus December 1, 1998, and for the fifth straight year donated a print to the Furlong 
Art Gallery from the Scott and J anet Cabot print collection. This yearthe print is a lithograph by Kyrn M arkham 
titled, "And he said" [detail above right]. Lithograph Presentation [above left] (l-r): John Furlong, former UW- 
Stout assistant chancellor; Ron Verdon, chair, art and design department; Scott Cabot; Gene Bloedorn, 
director, Furlong Art Gallery; and John Murphy, dean, College of Arts and Sciences. "And he said" lithograph 

Stout leaders meet 

Two former UW-Stout leaders met with Chancellor Sorensen in October. A discussion 
programs and reminiscing were all included in the afternoon meeting, (l-r): Robert 
Micheels, Charles W. Sorensen. 

about current activities, 
Swanson, William "Bud" 

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liam "Bill" M. Burns Jr. 
Instrumental Music Department 

Family and friends of Bill Burns Jr. have 
established an endowment in memory of his 
interests and abilities in music. Burns graduated 
from UW-Madison in business and received an 
undergraduate degree from UW-Stoutin general 
business administration in 1992. He passed 
away April 20, 1998. His parents, Rose and Bill 
Burns (former UW-Stout athletic director), 
indicated Bill really enjoyed his years at UW- 
Stout. He was a talented singer and enjoyed 
being a part of the music department. 

Stephanie Graber, assistant professor in the 
music department, explained, "The UW-Stout 
instrumental music department is multifaceted 
and currently offers students concert band, jazz 
band, jazz combo, small ensemble and pep 
band experiences. The endowment will provide 
funding for needs which are not covered by the 


annual budget. We're 
grateful for such an 
endowment in Bill's 

John Murphy, dean, 
College of Arts and Sciences, 
applauded the action by the 
family and indicated the 

funds would be used to fill Burns jr.,circa 
1967 at the age of 
enhance an already excellent eight, practicing 
program. ' 'There is definitely the piano 
a need to purchase new instruments as students 
often do not own their own, and many of UW- 
Stout' s instruments are 30 years old. There's a 
need for music equipment, and the budget 
dollars needed to tour the state to advertise UW- 
Stout are limited. We welcome the added dollars 
and are very appreciative of the assistance." 

M.O.M.S. Endowed Scholarship 

Marilyn Krause Leccese '74 and Rick Leccese 
of Ankeny, Iowa, wanted to honor their 
mothers for their positive influence on their 
respective lives. They have created an 
endowment which will provide a scholarship 
in the amount of $500 to be awarded annually to 
a student majoring in one of the following areas: 
food systems and technology; hotel,restaurant 
and tourism management; or family and 
consumer sciences education. The student must 
have attained junior or senior status and maintain 
at least a 3.0 grade point average. 

Marilyn graduated with a major in home 
economics education and currently is director 
of educational resources at the Broadlawns 

Medical Center in Des Moines, and Rick is in 
food service with Aramark. Marilyn serves on 
the UW-Stout Alumni Association Board of 

John Wesolek, dean of the College of 
Human Development, thanked the Lecceses 
for their generous scholarship endowment. 
"Scholarships are important to UW-Stout 
students. They fulfill several purposes besides 
financial assistance. Donors have singled out 
the students and are truly concerned about their 
educational and personal welfare. This is a very 
important message to any student awarded a 

Patricia Partridge Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

Patricia Gardiner Partridge appreciated art in loved Menomonie. Think of 

all its forms: music, drama, architecture and 
home furnishings. Her true love, though, was 
contemporary design. She liked the clean, 
uncluttered look of contemporary design, be it 
architecture, furniture, paintings, or even 
clothing and jewelry. 

Art was a very important part of Partricia 
Partridge' s life. "When her life was cut short by 
a tragic accident," said her husband, Paul, "I 
sought to honor her memory by supporting the 
things that she loved. She loved art and she 


this scholarship as her 
personal thank you, her 
way of giving something 
back to art." 

The first Patricia 
Partridge Memorial En- 
dowed Scholarship will be 
awarded in the fall of 1999 Patricia Partridge 
to a student pursuing study in the field of fine 
arts. The goal of the scholarship is to generate 
the art of the future, not to recreate the past. 



Thankyouforyoursupport of UW-Stout 
through the 1998-1999 Alumni Annual 
Fund Campaign. 

We extend a special thanks to our 
donors who had their gifts matched by 
employer matching gift programs. For 
more information about the campaign 
and howto have yourdonation matched 
by your employer, visit our website at: 

foundation/ annual fund.html 











Giving back satisfies: 
Bequest makes it easy 

Planned Giving 

"The University of Wisconsin-Stout gave me a great base for my 
professional career, now I'm planning to give something back." 

Linda Funk '76 attributes her success as vice president of marketing, 
food service, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, to her education and 
experiences at Stout. "Everything at Stout contributed to my success," 
she said. "My home economics education degree provided me with a 
foundation for working in the food industry. My involvement in the 
Alpha Phi Sorority while at school helped me develop leadership skills." 

According to Funk, she perhaps received the most benefit from her 
campus employment in the placement office. "Bob Dahlke was the 
director of placement then," she said. "Bob was fabulous! He was so 
willing to take time to help students with their career development 

"It's important to give back," Funk stated. That's why, when she 
wrote her will this year, she included a bequest to the Stout University 
Foundation. Through her will, Funkis leaving money to family members, 
and to the school she believes gave her a good start, the University of 
Wisconsin-Stout. Upon her death, 10 percent of her estate will go to the 
Stout Foundation to be used where the need is greatest. 

"I left the bequest unrestricted because I don't know what needs will 
be most critical then," Funk said. "I trust the leadership of the Foundation 
to make the right decisions and use my bequest in the best way possible." 

"The whole process has been very satisfying," she said. "It feels good 
to know that I will be providing for what I value most — my family and 
the University of Wisconsin-Stout." 

She found including a bequest in her will to be very easy. "The Stout 
Foundation's planned giving brochure, A Guide To Planning Your Gift, 
made it easy to do," she said. "It included an example of the proper 
language to use, so Ijustfaxeditto my lawyer along withmy instructions." 

What do you value? What do you want to see continue after 
you're gone? 

Including the charitable organizations you care about in your will is 
one of the easiest and most important ways to show the world what you 
believe in, and what you want to see continue. 

You can make a charitable bequest by including some simple 
language when you write your will. There are four different types of 
bequests that can be made including unrestricted, restricted, endowed 
and contingent. With this variety of choices, you can direct your 
charitable organization on how to use your gift of a lifetime. 

An unrestricted bequest, like Funk made, allows the Foundation to 
direct the funds to where they're needed most in the future. A restricted bequest allows you to choose 
the need, whether it be student scholarships, technology updates for student labs or another particular 
area of interest. An endowed bequest will establish a permanent fund which will distribute a portion 
of the interest earned for either unrestricted or restricted needs. A contingent bequest will direct your 
estate, or a portion of it, to your chosen charity in the event that your initial beneficiary passes first. 

If you choose to include the Stout Foundation in your plans, the following is the general wording 
that we suggest for an unrestricted bequest: 

/ give, devise and bequeath to the Stout University Foundation Inc., a non-profit, non-stock 

Wisconsin corporation with its principal offices in Menomonie, Wisconsin, percent ( 

%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate for unrestricted purposes. 

If you wish to find the right language for a specific bequest, the Foundation staff is happy to help 
you. Return the form below to request your personal copy of A Guide to Planning Your Gift, or call 
Patti Bender Dahl at 715/232-1151. 

Patti Bender Dahl 

"The whole 
process has 

been very 

It feels good 
to know that 

I will be 
providing for 
what I value 

most- my 

family and the 

University of 


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□ Please send me the free booklet A Guide to Planning Your Gift. 

□ I have a question. Please call me. Best time to call: a.m./ p.m. 

□ I have already included the Stout University Foundation in my estate plan through: 

□ my will □ a trust arrangement □ an insurance policy 

Send to: UW-Stout Alumni Association, Louis Smith Tainter House, P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, Wl 54751 
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The Stout University Foundation Board of Directors awarded $47,884 to underwrite eight grants 
for 1998-99. Proposals which received awards demonstrated a multiplier effect, were related to the 
mission of the university, and exemplified the potential to advance the mission of the university. 

Development of Computer Based Chemistry Experiments 

College of Arts and Sciences, Ana Vande Linde, $9,766 

The chemistry department provides appropriate courses in chemistry as support and background for 
the degree programs offered at UW-Stout. Each course is laboratory intensive, and every effort is 
made to ensure that laboratory activities coincide with and complement the lecture presentations. 
Purchasing and implementing the use of computers in the chemistry lab will facilitate the 
development of computer based experiments for entry level chemistry courses and quantitative 
analysis. Fifteen computer based experiments will be developed within the two-year period to 
support the mission of the chemistry department and the university, where integration of theory with 
hands-on experimentation using the current technology is considered the most effective approach 
to learning . 

Development of Web-Based Interactive Tutoring System 
to Support the "Music in our World" Course 

College of Arts and Sciences, Bruce Johnson and Mark Pruett, $1,500 

The course "Music In Our World" is a general music course taken by more than 300 students per 
semester. The interactive web site will supplement the course by providing a collection of learning 
modules that incorporate extensive multimedia content and the latest in Java-based interactive 
applications. Each learning module will contain a combination of music clips for directed listening 
exercises; an online glossary of music terminology; interactive quizzes to prepare for classroom 
tests ; and a variety of text, graphics and audio clips on musical periods, maj or composers and musical 

CD-ROM for Period Furnishings: 

Interactive Teaching Technology for the Classroom 

College of Arts and Sciences, Claudia Smith, $10,338 

The CD-ROM for Period Furnishings is an interactive program covering the history of furnishings 
from antiquity to the early 20th century. The CD is designed to be used along with course readings 
and course lectures for required courses in the interior design program. The CD provides a single, 
affordable source for full-color, visual materials to cover the topic of historic furniture. The CD will 
allow students to visualize the materials outside of the classroom in a format other than in a slide 

Curriculum Development in Brewery Operations Management 

College of Human Development, J anice Timmer and William Way, $2,500 

Management and operation of microbreweries and brew pubs are closely related to UW-Stout' s 
existing programs in hospitality and tourism management, food systems and technology, packaging, 
manufacturing engineering, retail merchandising and management, and general business 
administration. The two major objectives of this proposal are to establish partnerships with 
businesses and industries to brewing, and to increase student involvement and awareness of the 
brewing industry through the offering of a special topics course. 

Digital Source Document Retrieval 

Library Learning Center, J ohn J ax, $8,700 

The Library Learning Center has more than one million microfilm/fiche formats in its collections. 
The Digital Microprinter will allow students and faculty to produce laser quality microfilm/fiche 
document printouts. The library has three old microformat reader/printers which are a problem to 
use. This new workstation will increase not only the number of workstations but the quality, as well, 
to better serve library users. 

"I Choose Stout!" Fall New Student Orientation Program 

Student Services, Starla Dixen, MaryMcManus and Bill Siedlecki, $5,000 

The "I Choose Stout" orientation program will provide central coordination of the new student 
orientation efforts. The goal of the program is to coordinate all orientation programs and provide 
students the opportunity to become a part of the university community. The program will provide 
an opportunity for interdepartmental collaboration, creating further partnerships between academic 
affairs and student life, providing structured social and academic opportunities for students and 
increasing student leadership opportunities. Most importantly, the program will help new students 
succeed academically and socially by easing the transition into college life. 

Analysis of Trends in Delivery Systems for Training 

College of Technology, Engineering and Management, 

Steve Schlough, Julie Furst-Bowe and Joe Benkowski, $3,000 

This project will investigate trends used to deliver training and development to industry. There is 

a high need expressed by business, industry, military, government and education to more effectively 

deliver training. This need is bound to increase as the demand for training increases, and 

organizations need to enhance the quality of training while containing costs. UW-Stout is one of the 

only schools in the United States that provides a "hands-on" component to its graduate level program 

in training and development. This program will not only enhance student courses but will also 

provide resources to businesses. 

Support for the Center for Nutrition Education 

College of Human Development, Joyjocelyn and Mary Abbott Hess, $7,080 
Creation of the Center for Nutrition Education provides educational and service opportunities for 
students and faculty in many departments within the College of Human Development. Through a 
variety of programs and activities that provide assessment, education and counseling services to 
clients, students, community groups and faculty, the center will promote healthy lifestyle choices. 
The mission of the center is to promote lifestyle and food choices that enhance health and well-being 
through nutrition education and appropriate behavior change. 

Congratulations and thanks 

The Grants Committee and the Foundation Board congratulate those who were awarded grants, and 
thank all of the faculty and staff who submitted proposals. Board members serving on the grants 
committee were Anne Reuther, chair, Kim Entorf, Linda Funk, Dale Granchalek, Dan Hampton, 
Bud Micheels, Ralph Myhrman, Grace Ostenso, John Ostrowski, Carol Siedhoff, Kathleen 
Skarvan, Bob Sorensen, Mary Thompson, Dorothy Traisman, and Jenny Rudiger, staff member. 

Michelbook pledges $50,000 for the Recreation Complex 

Maurie Michelbook, Menomonie native and 
businessman, has pledged $50,000 to the 
Recreation Complex. Michelbook has been a 
loyal Blue Devil fan and Menomonie Indian 
booster for more than 50 years. He' s recognized 
as one of the community's best fans since the 
middle 30s. A coach of note himself, he guided 
the Menomonie Eagles to a state baseball 
championship in 1950. "I am excited about the 
prospect of having a first-rate recreation complex 
in the community," said Michelbook. "The 
students and this community deserve a complex 
which we can be proud of." 

A 1936 graduate of Menomonie High School 
and a successful businessman who owned and 
operated the Michelbook Service Station from 
1942 to 1987, Michelbook has enjoyed watching 
the Menomonie Indians and the Blue Devils for 
45 years. He's a fervent spectator, according to 
his friends. 

JosephLarkin, special assistantto the provost, 
explained, "Maurie has made a major gift to kick 
off the fund-raising campaign for the recreation 

complex. He wants Stout and the Indians to win, 
and he wants the campaign to be a winner. You 
know Maurie doesn't like to lose!" 

Michelbook was inducted into the UW-Stout 
Hall of Fame in 1985, receiving the UW-Stout 
Distinguished Service Award for his continued 
support of UW-Stout' s athletic programs. In 1998 
he was honored and inducted into the Bowling 
Hall of Fame. 

Father Blecha, one of Michelbook' s good 
friends, noted, "I'm happy for UW-Stout and 
the community, and I'm happy for Maurie. It's 
nice to see someone from our generation set the 
pace for the campaign." 

Steve Vande Berg, chair of the community 
campaign and former president of the Menomonie 
Area Chamber of Commerce, said it was fitting a 
long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce 
had made the first major community gift to the 
project. Steve stated, "Maurie recognizes the 
benefits of the proposed recreation complex and 
has invested in the proj ect for the benefit of students , 
the community and the Chippewa Valley." 

Joe Larkin and Maurie Michelbook 

Michelbook and his wife, the former Bee 
Sand, enjoy living in both Menomonie and Sun 
City, Ariz., so they can enjoy good weather the 
year round and Maurie won't miss a day of 
playing golf. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen praised 

Michelbook for his generosity. "We are most 
appreciative of his involvement through the years 
with the athletic programs and consider this gift 
a statement of his loyalty and embodiment of the 
campaign. It is truly exciting to have his financial 

6 ♦ Stout Outlook 

St. Paul Construction establishes 
risk control professorship 

Dan Murphy, vice president, St. Paul Construction 
loss control, announced the partnership withUW- 
Stout to fund a professorship in the construction 
risk control area in the amount of $50,000. The 
intent of St. Paul Construction is to increase the 
fund to $500,000 by the year 2001 with the 
support of industry partners. 

Murphy explained, "In an environment where 
injuries and fatalities can strike at any minute, 
contractors need safety conscious workers on 
their crews." Responding to the need to educate 
construction professionals in safety issues, St. 
Paul Construction partnered with UW-Stout's 
construction program to integrate safety, health 
and risk control issues into existing courses. 

According to John Olson, the university's 
risk control program director, "The goal of the 
construction management curriculum is to assure 
that graduates receive indepth technical and 

managerial safety components in the program so 
as they join construction crews their education 
will effectively prevent human and financial loss." 

The professorship will provide the needed 
dollars to identify a resource person who will join 
the faculty expressly to address the most current 
related risk control information to students 
majoring in the construction program at UW- 
Stout, and to contractors and to the St. Paul 
Construction loss control division. 

Olson noted, "This partnership is designed to 
meet the needs of the construction industry, 
students entering the market, contractors, the 
university and St. Paul Construction, and we're 
honored St. Paul Construction loss control has 
identified UW- Stout' s program to partner with". 

The St. Paul Construction Risk Control 
Professor will be announced second semester. 


Gift to support students honors Riordan 

A former UW-Stout student has presented a 
$25,000 gift to the university in recognition of 
the excellent assistance he received from a staff 
member, Mary Riordan, multicultural/ 
disadvantaged coordinator, while he was a 
student majoring in general business 
administration. This gift will provide services 
for students of color or students with disabilities. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen said that the 
donor was a member of both groups and felt that 
services offered in writing assistance, academic 
monitoring, personal counseling and intervention 
with faculty made a difference in his life. "He 
wants to make a difference for others," Sorensen 

The gift will be administered by Riordan, who 
works with students of color and disadvantaged 

students as they acclimate to 
the university. 

Students receive academic 
support in study skills, tutoring 
in writing and other subjects, 
and also participate in social 
programming and student 
organizations. About 200 to 
250 students participate in R 'ordan 
some type of programming each year. 

"The funds will be used to help students who 
need additional assistance," said Pinckney Hall, 
dean of students. "Riordan will hold focus 
meetings with the students to identify specific 
needs of students of color and those with 
disabilities, and implement the ideas during the 
fall semester of 1999. 

Mervyn's contributes to Stout programs 

Three representatives of Mervyn's California 
visited UW-Stout to provide a corporate 
contribution of $10,000 to the university. 

Renee Ripley, district team leader and an 
alumni of UW-Stout, presented the check to 
Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen. The retail 
merchandising and management program will 
receive $5,000, and Placement and Co-op 
Services will receive $5,000. 

Other representatives from Mervyn's were 
Brenda Gabrick-Brophy, district team relations 
leader; and Thomas Cherp, administrative 
assistant of District 425. 

Mervyn's California is a moderate-priced 
promotional department store that specializes in 
softgoods. The company operates more than 250 

stores in 14 states. In 1978, Mervyn's became 
part of Minneapolis-based Dayton Hudson 
Corporation and now operates nine stores in the 
Twin Cities. 

In July 1996, Mervyn's California began 
recruiting UW-Stout students from the retail 
merchandising and management program. "When 
we recruit new team members to work in our 
stores, we look for people with a talent for guest 
services," said Gabrick-Brophy. 

A typical Mervyn' s store team is made up of 
friendly, enthusiastic people with diversity in 
their ethnic cultures, religious backgrounds and 
ages. Those are among the characteristics that 
Gabrick-Brophy looks for in UW-Stout 

Dahlgren professors announced 

Three UW-Stout faculty members have been 
named Dahlgren Professors, following action by 
the UW System Board of Regents. 

They are Robert Horan, English and 
philosophy; Leland Nicholls, hospitality and 
tourism; and Claudia Smith, art and design. 

Selection for the professorships is made on 
the basis of an individual's outstanding abilities 
and promise. The Dahlgren Professorships are 
two years in length and provide $7,500. Funds for 
these professorships were obtained through the 
Stout University Foundation Inc. 

The Dahlgren professorships are in honor of 
Reinhold and Borghild Eng Dahlgren, 1917 and 
1918 UW-Stout graduates, who left a bequest to 




the university upon their deaths. Emphasis in this 
award is to provide resources to improve teaching. 
This may include professional travel, attendance 
at special meetings and conferences, supplies, 
equipment, books, reports, periodicals, computer 
time, or secretarial or student help. 

Shiell named Price professor 

Timothy Shiell, associate professor in UW-Stout' s 
department of English and philosophy, has been 
named the university's Maybelle Ranney Price 
Professor, following action by the UW System 
Board of Regents. 

The professorship is one year in length and 
provides $3,500. Funds were obtained through 
the Stout University Foundation Inc. 

The professorship was established in honor 
and memory of Maybelle Ranney Price, who 

died in 1993. Price received a 
bachelor's degree in 1945 and 
a master' s degree in 1 957 from 

The award is to be used for 
academic pursuits which 
contribute to UW-Stout's 
mission, including scholarly 
activities, public service and 


Endowed scholarship established 

A $250,000 endowed scholarship fund has been 
established at UW-Stout through the estate of the 
lateGeraldineRaislerHedberg, a 1951 graduate. 
Hedberg's contributions to the university over 
the years now total more than $1 million, 
Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen said. 

"Geraldine recognized the importance of 
financial assistance for many students who attend 
UW-Stout," Sorensen said. "She was also 
interested in helping faculty and staff withresearch 
projects. She donated more than $100,000 to the 
Stout University Foundation Hedberg Grants 
which were awarded for exciting new initiatives. 
Those grants resulted in challenge grants to further 
fund several projects and have provided 
significant research for UW-Stout." 

Hedberg also endowed computer laboratories 
in Fryklund Hall. The facilities are central to 
programs housed in the College of Technology 
Engineering and Management. "She was aware 
of the costs and the amount of technology needed 
on this campus as it relates to our curriculum," 
Sorensen said. 

Patricia W. Reisinger, assistant chancellor for 
development, said that before enrolling at UW- 
Stout, Hedberg had not planned to further her 
education because her family did not consider an 
undergraduate degree necessary in the 1950s. 
"However, she succeeded with the help and 
generosity of others, and she never forgot that." 
Reisinger said. 

New scholarships announced 

Two new scholarship gifts, totaling $600,000, 
have been announced by UW-Stout officials. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen reported 
these gifts are anonymous, and both are 
endowments. One gift is for manufacturing 
engineering honor students, while the other is 
available annually to any four UW-Stout students 
in need of financial assistance. The scholarships 
may be awarded up to four years to the same 
individuals providing they maintain required 
grade point averages. 

Sorensen commented on the "importance of a 
scholarship in the life of each student recipient. 
Scholarships not only provide financial assistance, 
but also honor the student with recognition by the 
donor and the institution." 

Patricia Reisinger, assistant chancellor for 
university development, noted that 400 students 
were awarded annual scholarships totaling 
$375,000 last fall during the scholarship reception 
on campus. 

Four reasons to say *// // 

when an Annual Fund volunteer calls. 


Annual fund gifts 

support scholarships 

which attract the 

best students 

to UW-Stout. 

Two: Three: Four: 

Annual fund gifts 

maintain UW-Stout's 

margin of excellence 

among higher 



Annual fund gifts 
help ensure 

the value of your 
Stout degree. 

Annual fund gifts 

will make 

a phonathon 

caller very happy! 

Stout Outlook ♦ 7 

Alumni Association News 

A time to reflect 

Endings and beginnings usually seem to be a 
time of reflection, in both our personal and 
professional lives. As we began 1999, and as we 
do every year, the majority of us took a few 
minutes to consider the previous year. During 
this time of reflection, we often criticize ourselves 
for not completing everything we had set out to 
do in January. Instead of being critical, let's 
celebrate all that has transpired during the year: 
victories and losses, good and bad, happiness and 
sadness. They have all been factors in shaping 
1998 and us. 

The Alumni Association has many reasons to 
celebrate. We welcomed 1,404 new members 
into the community of Stout graduates ; hosted 1 2 
alumni gatherings throughout the United States; 
held six class reunions; met with groups of 
international students; developed a new program 
for graduating seniors; hosted the years of service 
award reception and retired faculty/staff 
breakfasts; continued our relationship with 
Westconsin Credit Union to increase dollars for 
the scholarship fund; put a major face-lift on our 
web pages; assisted in the success of the 
Chancellor's Scholarship Ball; worked with 
Harris Publishing Company in the development 
of our alumni directory (for more information 
and corrections please see the box below) ; worked 
jointly with University Relations on the 

Directors Message 

publication of the 
Outlook; met with 
our alumni board of 
directors; and heard 
wonderful stories of 
the successes of our 
alumni. (Make sure 
you check out our 
front cover story. 
Success can come in 
many forms.) Yes, it 
has been an excep- 
tional year, and I am 
happy to have been a 
part of all the 

What can we expect in 1999? That is up to 
you. This is your alumni association. You are the 
ones who request we host an alumni gathering in 
a particular area, work on the development of a 
new program, or that we try something different. 
You inform us of what' s happening in your lives 
and the lives of fellow alumni. As I begin my 
third year with the Alumni Association, I will 
look forward to your comments and suggestions 
and, most importantly, I will look forward to 
meeting many of you. I encourage you to stop by 
our office, send a message... just keep in touch. 

Sue Pittman 

Corrections to alumni directory 

Although all efforts are put forth to publish 
correct information, errors do occur. Please 
accept our most sincere apologies for any 
incorrect information found in our alumni 
directory. Please note the following corrections 
which have come to our attention: 

Inadvertently listed 

as deceased: 

Grace Laudon Ostenso 
Omer Benn '48 
James R. Ekern '87 


Listed as unknown or incorrect address: 
Christopher Wells '87 
1139 Hawthorne Avenue East 
St. Paul, MN 55106 

James R Ekern '87 
3105 Oregon Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55426 

Degree not listed: 

Patrick lannone MS '63 
Industrial Education 

Committee seeks board nominations 

The Nominating Committee of the UW-Stout Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Stout 
Alumni Association Board of Directors. Alumni are encouraged to submit recommendations by 
completing the form below and returning it, along with the nominee ' s current resume, to the UW-Stout 
Alumni Association, Nominations Committee, Louis Smith Tainter House, PO Box 790, Menomonie, 
WI 54751-0790. All nominations and resumes will be kept on file for future consideration. 

Nominees should be: 

• Willing to serve a two-year term on the board of directors. 

• Able to attend two meetings held in Menomonie, annually. 

• Willing to serve actively on committees as needed. 

Alumni Association Board of Directors Nomination Form 


Name of Nominee 

Maiden Name 

Year of Graduation 



City, State, Zip 


Place of Employment 


Employer's Address 

Employer's Phone 
Submitted by: 




Changes in Alumni Board 

As I wrote of endings and beginnings (see 
Directors Message), I was reminded of the 
changes in the Alumni Association Board of 
Directors. While three of the most terrific board 
members completed their terms (certainly not an 
ending of their association with us), new members 
havejoined the ranks. The board of directors also, 
regrettably, accepted the resignation of Roman 
Gill who was unable to complete his term. 

Outgoing board members, Shirley Graham, 
Joanne Leonard and John Ostro wski, have j ointly 
served the Alumni Association in various 
capacities for a total of 23 years. The Alumni 
Association owes each of these individuals a 
tremendous thanks for their investment in this 
organization. Personally, I owe them a great deal 
of thanks for their direction and support during 
my first two years in this office. Although we will 
miss their participation on the board of directors, 
we will look forward to working with Shirley, 
Joanne, John and Roman through their 
participation in committees and other activities. 

I take great pride in welcoming our new board 
members. This is another group of exceptional 
people (which shouldn 't surprise me as they are, 
after all, Stout alums). 

Janis £a// Briesemeister '88, general business 

administration, is employed as a senior material 
control analyst with 3M Commercial Graphics 
Division. Briesemeister, husband Bob and son 
Alex reside in Hudson. 

Amy DeCurtins Double '94, marketing 
education, is employed as a vaccine specialist 
with Merck and Company Inc. Double and her 
husband Eric '95, general business administration, 
reside in Woodbury, Minn. 

Duane (Rumpy) Ramberg BS '65, industrial 
education, MS '71, guidance and counseling, 
retired from public education after 30 years serving 
as a teacher, administrator and counselor. Since 
retirement, Ramberg has begun to "clown 
around." He returned to Clown School and now 
serves the public as Rumpy. Ramberg and wife 
Sandy reside in Minneapolis. 

Alfred (Butch) Schultz '65, industrial 
education, retired as manager of communication 
services after 29 years of employment with 3M. 
More recently, he started a new business, Cubs 
Care and Construction, with his sons. "I love the 
Chicago Cubs and oddjobs," Schultz commented. 
He and his wife Marian (Hammond) BS '66, 
home economics education, MS '69, home 
economics, reside in Hudson. 

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Board of Directors: Row 1 (I to r) Irv Lathrop '50; Kevin M iller '90; Julie BeauerKinney 76; Bill Burmesch BS 
72,MS'80.Row2 (I tor) Kent KorthBS '85, MS '96; Sue Pittman '82; Amy DeCurtins Double '94; Duane Ramberg 
BS 65, MS 71. Row 3 (I to r) Sean Hade 74; Chris Lancette '83; Johnson Afolayan BA'80, MS '81; Susan Mark 
Roman '80; Tom Fonfara '84; Ann Warmka Ward '87. Row 4 (I to r) Todd Trautmann '84; Alfred (Butch) Schultz 
'65; Janis Ball Briesemeister '88; Marilyn Krause Leccesse 74. Missing: JoAnn Prange '88; Carol Hansen Miller 
'51; Debbie Wiedrich Ruemler 74. 

Serving on Alumni Board a "link 

Atthe time I was first approached to serve on the 
alumni board, I made a serious mistake in 
judgement. I think I was drawn to join the board, 
in part, by a mistaken belief that I could re- 
establish a link with the past. I remembered the 
great years at Stout and thought this would be 
a chance to "go back" and, in some small way, 
"give back" to a fine institution. However, I was 

Serving on the alumni board has not proven 
to be a link with the past. It is a link with the 
future. As always, Stout remains an institution 
focused on the future with a sense of the past. 

Serving on the board is an opportunity to 
return to campus and perhaps meet some old 
friends, classmates and faculty. However, it is 
also a chance to make a lot of new friends. In 
addition to a broad cross section of alumni, the 
board of directors consists of representatives of 
the student body, the faculty and the admin- 

with the future" 

istration. Board meetings are 
an excellent opportunity to 
experience, firsthand, many of 
the exciting changes that have 
or are taking place throughout 
Stout's entire community. The 
meetings also present time to 
share in the future plans and 
visions forthis great university, Hade ' 74 
and provide the alumni with a venue to engage 
in a dialogue to help model the future of Stout. 
Certainly, the time demands of personal and 
professional commitments are enormous. 
However, stronglyconsiderserving on the alumni 
board. The commitment is nominal. The 
experience far outweighs the burden. You will 
benefit far more from the experience than you 
could ever give back. 

Sean Hade 74 
Alumni Association Board Member 

8 ♦ Stout Outlook 

UW-Stout Alumni Association 


Appleton, Wisconsin 

NRA Reception, Chicago, Illinois 

Rick'81 andSusanMarkRoman'80hostedUW-StoutalumniatareceptioninTheSignatureRoom More than 80 UW-Stout graduates and friends met at the Holiday Inn Select in Appleton for a 

of the John Hancock Building. reception and to hear the latest happenings at Stout. 


Korianne Hoffman '91 and Peter D'Souza. 

Row 1 (l-r): Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, Linda HoQfneWirtz'64,Jack Notebaart '29, Helen Chamberlin Bra un 
'31. Row 2 (l-r): Gene O'Connell '75; Cynthia Borne Searles '64; Carol RatnerSand '63; Pam Glesner Tompos 
BS '85, MS '86; Sara Kuhn '98; Sharon Gab/Buss '85; Joanne JohanningSohn '61; Don Sohn '58. Row 3 (l-r): 
Mark Burwell 73, David Pawelkiewicz '85, Angela Little '94, Harry Miller '59, George Hendricks 71. Row 4 (I- 
r): Paul Huss '87; Randy Archiquette '82; Jeffrey Igel BS '89, MS '90; Art Uher BS '65, MS '65; Deb Lee '87; 
Jim Appleton '64; Sue Pittman. 

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Las Vegas, Nevada 

Several alumni and spouses gathered for a reception at the Tropicana. 

Row 1 (l-r): Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, Jeff Brillhart '95, Jill Schroeder Brillhart '94, Chris Krekowski 
'96. Row 2 (l-r): Mark Dreifuerst 73, Lenore Steffen Wespetal '86, Diane Britten Johnson 75, Darlene 
Pyatt Martens '56, Traci White '96, Chris Wurzinger Vander Wielen '96. Row 3 (l-r): Bill Schuh '90, James 
Kogler '58, Roberta Maki Ziebell 71, Diane Baier Meissner '85, Joe Vander Wielen '95, Mike White '96, 
Ann Appleton Stam 78, Arend "Archie" Stam 78. Row 4 (l-r): Sue Pittman; Mike Wespetal BS '87, MS 
'94; Sue Baier BS 77, MS '88; Lyle Martens BS '57, MS '62; Wayne Pick '91; Tom Harke BS '93, MS '96; 
Dave Passo '63. 

Row 1 (l-r): Tammy Smothers Giljohann '86, Krishun Driscoll Stanton '86, Susan Muck Braner 76, Virginia 
Rosenoi/i/Train'63,SheilaJohnson'85. Row 2 (l-r): Linda Massie, Bill Massie '68, Jim Giljohann '85, Olaf Stanton 
'86, Steve Fried 75, J ohn Train, J onathan Swain '88 {the committee for Las Vegas 2000). 

Stout Outlook ♦ 9 

UW-Stout Alumni Association 




Diamond Reunion 


Golden Reunion: classes of 47, '48 
and '49 enjoy two days of reminiscing 

The Diamond Reunion in J une honored the classes of 1930-1939 and brought back wonderful memories for 
those in attendance. Row 1 (l-r): Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, Ted Welander '30, Martha Bubeck Schmidt 
'34,Orvetta6rakerMoltzau'36, Hugh Moltzau '36. Row 2 (l-r): Edna VoightV\lo\fe '38, Catherine /07t Win berg 
'39, Henry Hulter '38, John Waniga '33. 

Distinguished Alumni 



Class of 1947 Row 1 (l-r): Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, Dorothy Kopischkie Doege, Eleanor Bussejohnson, 
Shirley Waseen Doane. Row 2 (l-r): Pat Telford \Neeqe, Joan Thompson Pangborn, Margaret Cox Hittner, Dick 
McKinney. Row 3 (l-r): Zeke Prust, Mary Ann Dodge Prust, Carlton Ericksen, Bill Dresden, Phyllis Johnson 
Watson, Don Brill. Row 4 (l-r): Ed Holtz, Joe Serflek, Phil Christianson, Maurice Christianson. 

Schmidt Wright Nero Atkinson 

Distinguished Alumni: Martha Bubeck Schmidt '34 was honored as the Distinguished Alumni during the 
Diamond Reunion activities; Larry Wright BS '47, MS '48 was recognized as the Distinguished Alumni at his 
Golden Reunion in June 1998; Wayne Nero BS '68, MS '77 was recognized as the Distinguished Alumni forthe 
class of 1968 during their reunion activities in June 1998; and Janice Kreher Atkinson '78 was presented the 
Distinguished Alumni Award at the UW-Stout Homecoming Game in October. Janice also celebrated her 20th 
class reunion. 

30th and 40th Class Reunions: 
Small numbers, great times 

Class of 1948 Row 1 (l-r): ChancellorSorensen, June Edeberg Madden, Jean Cantrell Ratzer, Margaret {Penny) 
Pennington Swanson, Verena Price Thomas, Adele Anderson Hahn, Arlene Pick Johnson, Shirley Erickson 
Nooyen. Row 2 (l-r): Helen Melville Roberts, Beverly Gikling Schwellenbach, Aileen Slocumb Irwin. Row 3 (l-r): 
Miriam Tebeest Ericksen, Mildred Frase Williams, Emily S/amarStrahler, Bernie Hughes, Gordon Lindberg. Row 
4 (l-r): Don Panghorn, Roland Kehrberg, Walt Dusold, Norman Watson, Ray Doane. 

Class of 1958 Row 1 (l-r): Susan Haryc k i Ten nes sen, Muriel Erickson Foster, Ann Janda Larsen, Julie Muenich 
Poppe. Row 2 (l-r): Roy Van Dreser, J im Kogler, Frank Burdick. 

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Class of 1968 Row 1 (l-r): Laurel ReberS'mz, Nancy Rauhut Van Heel, Lamont Meinen, Wayne Nero. Row 2 i 
r): Mike McLain, Sally Morse Meinen, Charlotte Gomulak Lee, Don Van Heel. Row 3 (l-r): Bill Massie, Gene 
Schlosser, Howard Lee. 

Class of 1949 Row 1 (l-r): Chancellor Sorensen, Joe Longo, Lucille Lindberg Granros, Eileen Dillman Bendtsen, 
Rose Mary Olbert Wise, Mary Rudow Snoeyenbos, Audrey Harlander A nsh us, Rosann Bongey, Phyllis Walsh 
Pilon, Donna Kragh Rosenkranz. Row 2 (l-r): Mary Lou Friberg Krueger, George Zimmerman, Warren Thomas, 
Doris Counsell Osborn, Harold Osborn, Beverly Rusdal Dettmann, Harriet Okuyama Okino. Row 3 (l-r): Jack 
Postman, Don Lux, Dick Maliszewski, Bob Swanson, Ruth Mat/ieyThomas, Jean Dillman Larson, Jean Schwalbe 
Christianson, Stephen Grudichak. Row 4 (l-r): Gus Janssen, Dick Hogstad, Gerald Anderson, Barney Hazarian, 
Paul Partridge. 

10 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Faculty and staff recognized 

The Alumni Association is proud to honor faculty and staff who have served the university for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years 

Ten Years Row 1 (l-r): Su Darshan Perusek, Phyllis Williams, Christine Jones, Peggy Nelson, Sarah Williamson. 
Row 2 (l-r): Chuck Sorensen, Viola Krostagjones, Ayub Hossain, Margret Kothmann. Row 3 (l-r): Helen Swanson, 
Lynn Harris, Use Hartung, Lelah Lugo. Row 4: Edward Armstrong, Mary Schwartz, Kevin Thorie, Mark Pruett. 

Fifteen Years Row 1 (l-r): J erryDuncanson, Gene Ruenger, J an Hastings, Vicki Wampole, Robert Sedlak, Kenneth 
Pielhop. Row 2 (l-r): Scott Simenson, Bruce Johnston, Patricia Reisinger. Row 3 (l-r): Bob Cook, Marv Whitman, 
Bob Dodge, Randy Marlett. 





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Twenty Years Row 1 (l-r): Marian Ellison, Ann Sorensen, J ody Engeldinger, Christine Enger, Frank Kennett. Row 
2 (l-r): Tom Micek, Darleen Dregney, Colleen Rogers, Diane Moen, Jim Buergermeister. Row 3 (l-r): Patrick 
Liebergen, John Lauson, Bob Schuler, Len Sterry. 

Twenty-Five Years Row 1 (l-r): Dawn Steinmeyer, Rita Kosman, Gladys Earl, Karen Zimmerman. Row 2 (l-r): 
M ichael Hunter, Fred M enz, J anet Polansky. 

Thirty Years Row 1 (l-r): Connie Weber, Vicki Tritt, Paul Fenton. Row 2 (l-r): Stanjohnson, Courtney Nystuen, John 
Van Osdale, Dick Lowery. 

Thirty-Five Years (l-r): Helmuth Pookie Albrecht, Rita Christoffersen, Orville Nelson. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 11 

Alumni in the News 

Yurcisin honored for service 

Ann Yurcisin, MS '78, Ed.S. '81, director of the 
Office for Students with Disabilities at Ohio 
State University (OSU) was awarded the Ronald 
E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award, the highest 
honor for service to the Association on Higher 
Education and Disability (AHEAD). The award 
was presented to Yurcisin at a banquet held in her 
honor during AHEAD ' s 2 1 st annual International 
Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. 

AHEAD is an international, multicultural 
organization of professionals committed to full 
participation in higher education for persons 
with disabilities, and a vital resource promoting 
excellence through education, communication 
and training. The Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated 
Service Award honors "individual members who 
have given extraordinarily outstanding, selfless 
and quality dedication and service to the 
Association on Higher Education and Disability, 
and whose service to the association has 
consistently been of the utmost quality." 

The presentation cited Yurcisin' s "leadership, 
professionalism, concern for the members of 
AHEAD and the association itself, her long-term 
involvement as a professional in the 
postsecondary disability service field, as well as 
her calm, friendly demeanor, traits that have 
made her one of the association' s greatest assets." 
Yurcisin has served AHEAD for many years in 
various roles and joined its board of directors to 

head up its marketing efforts 
from 1987-1989 and again 
from 1991-1992. Elected to 
the position of president-elect 
in 1993, she served as president 
from 1994-1995 and 
immediate past president from 
1995-1996. Since then, she has I 
been active on AHEAD's Past Yurcisin 
Presidents Council and is perhaps "the most 
consulted of the past presidents because of her 
warmth and her thoughtful and analytical advice." 
Her presenter commented that, most strikingly, 
she is "extraordinarily genuine and warm to all 
people, that she gives people curiosity and makes 
them feel special by asking questions, showing 
her genuine interest in them and, thus, giving 
them support." 

Before coming to Ohio State University in 
1996, Yurcisin was director of Disability Support 
Services at the University of North Dakota, Grand 
Forks, from 1993-1996, and director of the 
Services for Students with Disabilities Office at 
UW-Stout from 1978-1993. She has been in the 
disability services and higher education 
professions for 20 years . She recently represented 
OSU and AHEAD at the Third International 
Conference on Higher Education and Disability 
in Innsbruck, Austria. Congratulations, Ann. 

Wanted: Families With M ore Than Two Stout Graduates 

Thank you to all who have forwarded 
information, photographs and stories on your 
families. It has been tremendous fun to see 
the history of many of our families and alumni. 
For those who have this on your "to do" list, 
take the time soon to send it in. 

In a future issue of Stout Outlook, we 
would like to feature families who have had 
more than two members graduate from Stout. 
Please forward the following information to 

the Alumni Office: name and year of graduation 
for each family member, degree earned for 
each, and relationship of family members 
(may include aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws — 
not just parent and child). Also include any 
interesting or fun tidbits of information. Please 
include photographs of all graduates, if 
possible. A group picture would be even 
better. We look forward to receiving your 

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Alumni Testimonials 

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"I am a 1982 graduate of Stout. I have been employed at 
Schreiner' s Restaurant (the busiest independent family -owned 
restaurant in the state of Wisconsin) for the past 21 years. I 
began working at Schreiner' s in 1977 as a dishwasher and by 
the time I graduated from Stout, I went through the ranks and 
was promoted to my current position as general manager. My 
most recent achievement was the Restauranteur of the Year Lan g enhorst 
award given to me by the Lake to Lake Chapter of the Wisconsin Restaurant 
Association. I am very active in our community and over the past several 
years have been involved in many organizations. Most recently, I have been 
involved in a pilot program called "W-2, Work Not Welfare." Currently, we 
have taken approximately 630 recipients off welfare and provided assistance 
to them in finding employment and becoming productive individuals in our 
community. The University of Wisconsin-Stout, a true benchmark of 
universities, has given me the necessary tools, skills and education needed 
to meet the challenges of the restaurant industry, as well as to help shape our 
wonderful community. My wife, Cheryl, and I have two children, Michael, 
2, and Erin, 6. We enjoy family time with our children on weekends and days 

Thomas Langenhorst '82 

'My years at Stout gave me a lot of valuable hands-on skills that 
I needed to be successful in my career. I use many of those 
skills, which include problem solving, communication and 
listening, on a daily basis. I could not have chosen a better 
university for my degree and would encourage anyone looking 
for a college where they will get personal attention, hands-on 
skills and great professors to attend Stout." 







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Kirstin Brennan-Hurd '94 

'Attending UW-Stout prepared me to be an educator — whether in the 
classroom for 10 years in both public and private education systems, or as a 
homemaker for our four children. The requirements for each degree I 
received strengthened the skills I needed to be a home economics teacher, 
workshop planner, presenter, curriculum author, pastor's wife and mother. 
Dr. Nancy Bean, a mentor like no other, encouraged and nurtured my 
budding skills. The course work encouraged self-confidence along with 
educational, organizational and consumer skills learned in home economics; 
home management; food production management and services; clothing, 
textiles, and design; family relationships and child development. The ability 
to speak confidently in public is also a skill I learned at Stout, along with 
leadership skills through membership in the Stout Student Association and 
Phi Upsilon Omicron. Thank you Mike Nicolai. Each instructor I had contact 
with or worked for nurtured and strengthened my abilities. I'd like to thank 
Chancellor Swanson for his dedication and vision for the future; Ruth 
Thomas for her skill in resumes and placement; Max Herback for writing 
skills; John Williams for dealing with family dynamics; Zeke Smolarek for 
humor and help in analyzing people; Sandra Gill for teaching technique; 
Denise Skinner for child development skills ; Carolyn B arnhart for curriculum 
work; Leslie Koepke and Karen Zimmerman, my graduate advisers; the 
ever-present and always enthusiastic Pat Reisinger; and so many others. 
UW-Stout helped prepare me for my adult life. Attending Stout was one of 
the best decisions I have ever made." 

Debra Kae Fischer Kenyon BS '79, MS '85 

12 ♦ Stout Outlook 

ars brothers 
a winning duo 

If you have checked out the August 1998 issue of 
the Stock Car Racing magazine and looked on 
page 82, you would have noticed the "kid" with 
the big smile holding the winning flag and a 
cardboard check (the real one was in his pocket). 
That "kid" is one of us. His partner, who happens 
to be his older brother, is also one of us. The 
"kid," Jimmy Mars, and his brother, Chris, have 
teamed up to make a winning combination in the 
world of race car driving. 

Chris '87 and Jimmy '95, both industrial 
technology graduates, did not have what we 
would consider the typical college life. "We had 
to sacrifice some things while in college," Jimmy 
said. "We didn't participate in other activities." 
Working with their dad on the farm, keeping up 
with their studies, plus everything connected 
with racing and building cars allowed no free 
time to get involved. "Sometimes it was difficult," 
Chris said. "I wish I would have met more of my 
classmates, lived in the residence halls and 
experienced more of the college life." 

Professional racing had been their dream 
since childhood. They would race three- and 
four-wheelers around their farm in Elk Mound 
before Jimmy was a teenager. Their determination 
and hard work has helped them achieve this 
success. "I don't think successful people know 
what a 40-hour work week is." Chris said. "By 
staying focused and working hard at something 
you want, you can achieve it." Jimmy added, "A 
couple little sayings stick in our heads which we 
apply quite often: 'Know what you don't know' 
and 'Don't sweat the little things in life.' They 
get us through the bad times and help us cherish 
the good." Both Jimmy and Chris attribute much 
of their success to their parents. Both agreed that 
their parents instilled in them good values and 
work ethics. It was always "get the work done 
before playing." They also taught them a don't 
give up attitude. 

Commenting on their Stout education Jimmy 
said, "We've used almost everything we learned 
at school, from engineering to the business aspect 
of racing." "We are not just building cars," Chris 
added. "We are building a business. We have to 
market ourselves when it comes to searching for 

"We've used almost everything 

we learned at school, from engineering 

to the business aspect of racing." 

jimmy Mars 

sponsors. We have a web site, a fan club has been 
developed, and small cars (matchbox type) and 
T-shirts bearing our names have come as a result 
of our success. All of this requires a business 
sense. All we learned in college is applied in 
some way." 

Jimmy and Chris have demonstrated the true 
meaning of teamwork many times over. "Chris 
and I have always been the best of friends," 
Jimmy said. "We probably have one of the 
closest working relationships around. I rely on 
Chris for suggestions on and off the track, as well 
as on the work that goes into our racing program. ' ' 
The results of this teamwork have been 
extraordinary, and they have a room full of 
trophies to show for it. "The last three years we 
have really taken off." Chris said. "We are now 
racing in the levels where we are being noticed. 
The next step is Bush Grand National, a division 
one step under NASCAR Winston Cup." Jimmy 
added, "That is an incredible record, considering 
we've accomplished more in five or six years 
than many people have in their whole racing 
career. We have exceeded the expectations others 
had of us, but not our own. Each year we set new 
goals for ourselves. We've done a lot but we're 
not finished." 

Jimmy reflected back to his days at Stout and 
commented on the quality of education received. 
"The professors were great," he said. "Ken 
Neuburg, especially, was a definite help. He was 
always supportive and even though he didn't 
understand racing, he went to watch me. I learned 
a lot from Ken besides in the classroom. He had 
a very positive outlook. I'm glad I went to Stout. 
I know it has been a big help in this business." 

The Mars brothers, as they have become 
known on the racing circuit, are looking forward 
to obtaining their goal for 1999 which is the 
NASCAR ReMax series championship. We wish 
them well. Congratulations, Jimmy and Chris. 

"Enclosed you will find a $100 donation for the Foundation. 
When I applied for a teaching job in Flint, Mich., in 1939, 1 was 
night watchman at Stout. As I was making my rounds, the 
president' s light was on, so I went in to say hello. He said, "How 
are you getting to your job?" I said I had a ride but no money. 
Hesaid,"Will$100help?"Isaidthatwouldbe great. "Youmust Beckman 
pay me back," the president said. "I'll do that," I said. So I was on my way 
to teach in Flint, Mich. The president was Burton E. Nelson. P.S. I was 86 on 
January 11." 

Earl C. Beckman '39 

'Little did I think I'd be a home ec teacher. My interests were 

more in the medical field. But, it was during the depression and 

I felt fortunate in having a college in my own hometown. So, 

instead of the medical field, I chose home ec (with no regrets). 

Because it was the depression and I lived right in town, I did not 

stay in the dorms. I lived at home. However, it was almost like winberg 

living in a dorm as my mother had girls from school live with us. Becoming 

friends with Dorothy Vaaler Spreiter '40; Carol Snell Kyle '40; Virginia 

Wild Hansen BS '40, MS '62; Mary Blair Vandenberg '40; and Marian 

Peterson Tremain '39 added to my college life. 

' The one time I did stay on campus was for my six- week home management 
course on Sixth Street. This was my first time away from home, and I felt a 
need to test the stringency of the hours set for curfew (which was 10 p.m. for 
the girls). Upon arriving at the Home Management House, after curfew, I 
found the front was unlocked and entered the vestibule. However, the door 
to the house was locked, and on the floor waiting for me was a blanket and 
pillow. Miss Trullinger was going to teach me a lesson. After a few raps on 
the door, she took pity on me and let me in. 

"Now, living back in Menomonie, I have come full circle. I am excited 
about my upcoming move into The Oaks, an active adult retirement home. 
There I will be reunited with other Stout alumni, Ray and Shirley Doane, Bob 
and Helen Krause, and perhaps others. If other alumni are interested in joining 
us, give the alumni office a call, and they will put you in contact with the 
appropriate personnel." 

Catherine Kirk Winberg '39 

Schmit Prototypes is Business of the Year 

MikeSchmit {center), won the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award at 
the Business and Industry Technology Fair held recently. With him are his wife Ann and Charles Yost, director of 
UW-Stout's incubator service. Yost worked closely with Schmit during the three-year incubation period for 
Schmit's business, "Schmit Prototypes." See the employer profile, next page, for more details. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 13 

Employer Profile 




When Mike Schmit '82 transferred to UW- 
Stout from Iowa State, little did he know he 
would become known as the "Model 
Employer," a description given him by the Eau 
Claire Leader-Telegram in their May 10, 1998 
issue. Just how did he receive this title? While 
still in school, Mike and his brother, Mark BS 
'76 MS '90, started a small business in the 
garage of their home on Ninth Street "building 
the first working models of consumer products ." 
Mark left the business in 1987, and in 1990 
Mike moved Schmit Prototypes Inc., to Stout' s 
Incubation Center. The center, part of the 
College of Technology, Engineering and 
Management, was designed to assist small 
companies in the development of their 
businesses, providing low rent along with 
technical and business advice. 

When Mike Schmit moved to the center in 
1990, he had three employees. After three and 
a half years at Stout, he moved to his current 
location in Menomonie's Industrial Park with 
20 employees. He commented about his time at 
the university center. "The Incubation Center 
worked great for us. It gave us an opportunity 
to expand more quickly and take more chances. 
Dr. Yost was a great help. I'm happy to have 
been a part of it. It was a good partnership, and 
we still have a good relationship. We still have 
students come and do some of their course 
work here, providing what Stout is known for, 
hands-on experience." 

Just exactly what does Schmit Prototypes 
do? "We build the very first working models of 
numerous consumer products," Schmit said. 
"We don't do any manufacturing. All we 
develop are prototypes. A prototype proves the 
design. It can save a company a dollar to a 
million dollars in tooling costs because of 
design changes." 

Although the company does no advertising, 
the client listing of Schmit Prototypes reads 
like a Who's Who of Business, from 
Rubbermaid tackle boxes to Naval Air Warfare 
Center gas masks to Compaq Computer frames 
for computer desktops. "We go strictly by word 
of mouth and reputation on the quality of our 
work," Schmit said. "Their quality and delivery 
come together," said Tom Cervenka, past 
president of Phillips-Origin Clean Room 
Molding and the medical devices manufacturing 
business units. 

Included in the staff of 55 employees are 22 
Stout graduates. Schmit commented, "Stout is 
our first choice in hiring. As I've said before, 
they offer hands-on experience that many other 
schools are unable to provide. Students can 
truly learn everything they need. Stout offers a 
good balance of technical and applied 
knowledge. But the bottom line is, it still comes 
down to the student and individual." 

"This is a great place to work," said Mary 
Rybarczyk, a 1994 Stout graduate and Schmit 
Prototype employee. "It allows each of us to 
grow in a variety of areas. And, because of the 
different training opportunities available at 
Stout, I am able to mold myself into what this 
company needs." Andy Rabideau '82, one of 
the original employees hired by the Schmits in 
1982 (while still working out of their garage) 
agrees. "This is an excellent company to work 
for," he said. "They have experienced a terrific 

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growth at a steady pace. And Mike is doing 
what he can to stay competitive with the larger 
companies when it comes to benefits and so on. 
This community, location and company fits 
my lifestyle perfectly. Sure, I could go to a 
larger company in a bigger city, but I wouldn't 
care to leave this." Justin Crawford '95, one of 
two persons who run the computer lab, says he 
also likes the physical location of the company, 
but the great thing is that "Schmit' s has given 
us the ability to learn a variety of tasks." "I 
received a good solid background at Stout," he 
said. ' 'They brought in two pre-engineer stations 
just before I left. They were a tremendous help 
in my work in the computer lab." Rybarczyk, 
Crawford and Rabideau all agree the outlook 
for Schmit Prototypes is excellent. They are 
looking forward to the development of a new 
company where their own designs will be 
manufactured. They are also appreciative of 
the cross section of skills in the company. 
"When a client comes to us with a problem 
with their design, we can usually find someone 
who has some knowledge in that area," 
Rybarczyk said. "We all work together. Also, 
this is a fun place to work. Fun keeps the 
creativity flowing freely." 

According to Schmit, plans for the future 
include a manufacturing company called 
BRAINSTORM DESIGN. "We will develop 
our own designs and manufacture them." he 
said. An estimated 30 employees are expected 
to be hired for the new company, and an 
additional 20 at Schmit Prototypes. 

As one tours Schmit Prototypes, you will 
find a dedicated staff of employees and high 
quality equipment, and as you look out the 
front door, a basketball hoop (great fun for 
lunch time activity). If you check out the back 
door of the facility, you will find several 
beautiful peacocks. "What better way to enjoy 
beauty and relieve stress," Schmit said. 

You may contact Mike Schmit at: 

Schmit Prototypes, Inc. 

Phone: 715/235-8474 



Romans dedicatedtosuccess 

From UW- Stout's Corner III to the top of the 
John Hancock Building in downtown Chicago, 
Rick '81 and Susan Mark Roman '80 made the 
transition from students in Phil McGuirk's class 
to owners of one of the finest restaurants, The 
Signature Room, in Chicago. 

Susan came to Stout via University of Northern 
Colorado where she was a business education 
major. "About halfway through the first 
semester," Susan said. "I realized this was not 
what I wanted. My family had a resort and 
restaurant in Door County and all the while I was 
growing up, my mom said I would end up in the 
service industry in some capacity. I had heard 
about Stout from some of the bartenders in Door 
County and made the decision to attend. It was 
one of the best decisions I've made." 

Rick' s trek to Stout was somewhat similar to 
Susan's. He started at Marquette as a pre-med 
student. Knowing this wasn' t his field, he decided 
to attend Stout. Rick said, "When I came to Stout, 
I found my niche. I knew I was born to be in this 
business. The knowledge gained from the field 
experience and professors was wonderful." Susan 
and Rick laughed as they talked about some of 
their professors. Susan said, "Neville Cartwright 
was the only teacher who made me cry." Rick 
commented, "Lee Nicholls inspired me... and 
still does. Teresa Schulz was a great adviser. She 
kept me on the straight and narrow path, always 
saying to me, 'Let's look at this in perspective.' 
I thank her. I thank all of them." Susan agreed, 
even after being kicked out of Charlie Metelka' s 
class for wearing overalls. He said we had to 
dress appropriately for the business world and 
overalls did not fit in this business. "Jim 
Buergemeister saved me," Susan said. "My mom 
was ill and I was going home a lot. He helped me 
through that very difficult time." 

Prior to the Romans first meeting, a mutual 
friend, Scott Ohrwall '80, said to Rick, "I'm 
going to introduce you to your future wife." 
Their first date was in a restaurant setting as well, 
the Game Feast at TJ' s in Downsville. 

The Romans' path to the Signature Room 
was not direct. Susan started at Hyatt in the 
management program and soon became the 
director of human resources. There were also 
other employment moves for Susan prior to their 
opening of The Signature Room. Rick said, "I 
couldn't get into the Hyatt training program 
immediately but after a few months began 
working with them as manager of room service. 
This was an invaluable experience. In fact, all our 
jobs have been invaluable. We have learned a 
great deal from all of them." 

In 1984 Rick was recruited by Aramark to be 
the dining room manager of a fine dining service 
site, the 95th of the John Hancock Building. "I 
fell in love with the property," said Rick. In 1988 
he became the general manager and continued in 
that position until 1992 when the contract with 
Aramark and the John Hancock Building expired. 
By this time Rick was committed to this site. He, 
Susan, and another partner, Nick, made the "big" 
decision to form their own company and develop 
their own style of fine dining. "This was a huge 
decision. We knew we would have to dedicate 
our lives to its success," said Susan. Rick added, 
"We set out to make this a special place for 
dining, but not stuffy. We had to redevelop an 
approach to food service. We had great input 
from our consumers on the development of our 
menu and worked hard on making this a wonderful 
environment for families . We wanted to combine 
good value and excellent food and did not want 

Rick and Susan Roman 

"When I came to Stout, 

I found my niche. I knew I was born 

to be in this business. The knowledge 

gained from the field experience and 

professors was wonderful." 

Rick Roman 

price to be a deterrent. We have had a huge 
success with our daily lunch buffet. On Sundays 
we offer a 'for kids only' buffet in addition to the 
adult selection." 

Getting to that point was not easy. The Romans 
did a complete remodeling of the interior and 
kitchen while keeping the restaurant open. "We 
did it in stages," said Susan. "We took away the 
Louie 13th chairs, the sheers that covered the 
most beautiful view, the chandeliers, and have 
made it more contemporary. It was very stressful 
at times but well worth it." 

Susan continued, "We have been extremely 
fortunate and blessed, and it is very important 
that we share our good fortune with others. The 
first week we were open, we started a charity 
program. Each month we feature a special menu 
and charitable organization. Ten percent of the 
gross sales for that evening go to the organization." 
Rick added, "It was sometimes a little hard 
writing out a check to the organization when we 
were not taking home any paychecks, but we 
were committed to this . We realize the importance 
of giving back to a community that has allowed 
us such great opportunities." "In the first five 
years of our business," Susan added, we have 
given back more than $350,000 to the community 
through our featured charity plus other fund- 
raising activities with which we have been 
involved. Today there are at least 12 other 
restaurants in Chicago who feature a Charity of 
the Month." 

Currently, Rick is chair of the Illinois 
Restaurant Association. "This has been an 
exciting experience," Rick said. "I feel our board 
has really made a difference, one that positively 
affects the consumer. It has been a tremendous 
honor to hold this position." 

Not ones to sit on their successes, the Romans 
have great plans for the future. Plans are under 
way to open a banquet facility and conference 
center in the western suburbs named Signature 
Rooms. The expected opening is scheduled for 
the spring of 2000. 

Rick and Susan again expressed the value of 
the education they received and the quality of 
professors. Rick stated, "Working on the Haute 
Cuisine dinner was the best experience. I knew 
then that I had to be on the high end of the food 
service business." 

Next time you are in Chicago, make an effort 
to dine at The Signature Room, and let Rick and 
Susan know you are Stout alumni. 

14 ♦ Stout Outlook 

Blue Devi I Report 

Six enter Hall of Fame 

The 1980s were well represented among 1998 inductees for the UW-Stout 
Athletic Hall of Fame. Renee Kasten leads the list of inductees as the first 
exclusively women' s basketball player to make it into the Hall, and was voted 
to the Hall in her first year of eligibility . Kerry Hafner was perhaps the best tight 
end to ever play football for the Blue Devils, while Web Peterson was one of 
the top cross country and track performers in the conference in the mid-80s. 
Greg Ebsen was a point guard for the Blue Devils in the late 1960s, playing for 
the last Stout basketball team to advance to the national tournament. Two 
coaches were also named to the Hall. George Miller was a pioneer football 
coach for Stout in the 1920s and Tom Slupe, who was named to the Hall in the 
honorary category, served as the Stout hockey coach from 1972-83. 

Renee Kasten-Hodell 

Renee Kasten' s name is not difficult to find in the 
Stout record books. Just look under rebounding. 
She owns the section. 

Playing from 1984-88, Kasten sits 1-2-3 on 
the single season rebounding leader list, pulling 
down a school record 3 14 boards in 1986-87, her 
junior year. As a freshman, she recorded 297 and 
as a sophomore, 280. Not surprisingly, her 1048 
career rebounds is a school record as is her 12.5 
rebounds per game. 

On a national scale, Kasten ranked in the top 
15 all four years, despite being injured for much 
of her senior year. As a freshman, when she was 
named to the All-WWIAC first team, Kasten 
ranked third nationally, 12th as a sophomore and 
fourth as a junior. 

Kasten made a splash her freshman year, 
being named as an NCAA Division III All- 
American Freshman and a Fast Break All- 
America. All four years, Kasten was named at 
some level of all-conference, including first team 
as a freshman and junior. 

Kasten could also score. She was the first 
Stout women's player to reach 1000 points, 
tallying 1014, currently ranking fourth. Kasten 
served as an assistant coach for one year at Stout 
before graduating in 1989 with a business 
administration degree. 

A native of Schofield, Kasten has returned to 
the Wausau area where she is currently employed 
as a buyer for East Bay Inc. She is also an 
assistant varsity basketball coach at DC Everest, 
her alma mater, where the Evergreens have won 
two conference titles during her two years. 

Kasten and her husband, Mike Hodell, reside 
in Schofield and have a daughter, Taylor. 

Kerry Hafner 

Kerry Hafner set no records while he played tight 
end for the Blue Devils football team from 1 978- 
79, and 198 1-82, but he was an important part of 
Stout' s high powered running game. 

Known primarily as a bruising blocker, Hafner 
helped run interference for running backs Steve 
Burr and Bob Johnson, both Hall of Fame 
members, who set school rushing records. Hafner 
was an honorable mention all conference pick in 
1979, then was a first team choice in 1981 and 
was a first team all-district selection in 1982. 
Hafner is currently ranked 13th on the all-time 
receiving list with 1006 yards. 

Hafner signed as a free agent with the Green 
Bay Packers in 1982, lasting until the second-to- 
last cut. To prepare for his stint with the Packers, 
Hafner went out for track for the first time, 
participating in the hammer throw where he 
placed third at the 1982 conference meet. 

After graduating from Stout in 1982, Hafner 
received his Ph.D in biostatistics from the 
University of North Carolina. He is currently 
employed by Pharmaceutical Research 
Associates in Lenexa, Kan., as the director of 
statistics and data management where he oversees 
32 employees in the department. 

Hafner has written 17 journals or books. He 
was named a 1993 UW-Stout Outstanding 
Alumni, and received a similar award at North 

Hafner and his wife, Terese, have two sons, 
Samuel and Ryan, and reside in Lee's Summit, 

Webster Peterson 

More than 15 years after completing his Stout 
cross country career, Web Peterson still shares 
the top cross country time with two otherrunners, 
clocking a 24:38 in 1981. 

Along the way, Peterson collected a number 
of other trophies, including placing third at the 
national indoor meet in 1983 in the mile run. 
Peterson lettered three years in cross country, as 
well as three years in both indoor and outdoor 

Peterson claimed the WSUC 1500 outdoor 
championship in 1983, coming from behind to 
win the event. Peterson qualified to the national 
meet in 1981, 82 and 83. He also placed third in 
the conference 3000-meter steeplechase in 1983. 

Peterson has been employed by Marriott 
Business Foodservice since 1984, where he has 
received numerous company awards. 

Peterson enjoys restoring homes and 
automobiles and established his own business, 
Classic Car Appraisal Service, 10 years ago. 

He is married to his high school sweetheart, 
Kari Albers, and resides in St. Louis Park, Minn. 

Greg Ebsen 

While not a prolific scorer — he averaged 12.1 
points through his four-year career — Greg 
Ebsen became more known for feeding some of 
the all-time Blue Devil basketball greats. During 
Stout's 1969 national tournament qualifying 
season, Ebsen set a school record in assists, 
dishing off 1 19 to the likes of Mel Coleman and 
Cal Glover, then broke the record the next year 
with 126. 

Ebsen will be remembered by the way he 
could run the floor and the offense, then hit 
someone inside with the lookaway pass. 

But Ebsen was capable of scoring, said his 
coach Dwain Mintz. "When he scored, he scored 
high," Mintz said. Ebsen finished up his career 
with 854 points and is currently ranked 28th on 
the all-time scoring list. He finished with 310 

Ebsen Miller Slupe 

career assists. Ebsen was steady from the line, 
shooting a career 81 percent. 

Ebsen' s best individual year came in 1970 
when he averaged 16.5 points and was named to 
the all-WSUC team. 

Ebsen is originally from Wisconsin Rapids 
and led Lincoln High School to a second place 
finish at the 1 966 state basketball championships . 

Ebsen currently lives in Papillon, Neb. 

George Miller 

During his decade-long tenure as coach and 
physical education director from 1918 to 1929, 
George "Bud" Millerproduced a 1921 conference 
champion football team and a 1926 conference 
champion basketball team. 

But Miller' s legacy may very well be what he 
contributed to the practice fields. In a school well 
known for its industrial arts education, Miller 
constructed a forerunner to the blocking sled, 
something he referred to as a charging machine. 

According to a 19 1 8 Stoutonia, the "machine 
is constructed of huge timbers and the timbers 
that lie upon the ground are studded with spikes. 
The murderous machine is of tremendous weight 
and the Brute (Miller) assumes a commanding 
position on his fiendish work and forces the 18 
victims he holds in his power to ride him around 
his domain." 

Miller, a 1909 Menomonie High School 
graduate, was also a pioneer in the coaching 
field, holding summer coaching seminars on the 
Stout campus. He also wrote numerous books 
on certain phases of physical education. 

But perhaps Millers' biggest contribution to 

the world of sports was when he developed a type 
of needle used to inflate bladders of footballs and 

As the Stout football coach, Miller posted a 
20-27-6 record, going undefeated in 1921 with a 
5-0-2 record and outscoring opponents by an 
average score of 18-4. He posted a basketball 
record of 28-48. 

Miller obtained the admiration of the student 
body . Three years after he left Stout, The Stoutonia 
was still publishing news stories about Miller 
and his successes. 

Tom Slupe 

Tom Slupe was instrumental in shaping the Stout 
ice hockey program, participating almost from 
its beginnings as the team goalie, then moving 
into the role of head coach beginning in 1972. 

Slupe coached the Blue Devils for 1 1 seasons, 
enjoying the heyday of Stout hockey in the mid- 
1970s when the team posted their only above 
.500 records, going 13-7 in 1974-75 and 14-10in 
1 975-76, taking both teams to the NAIA national 
tournament. During the 1976 season, the Blue 
Devils defeated the Air Force Academy. Slupe 
ended his coaching career in 1983 when the 
varsity program was suspended until the 1996- 
97 season. Slupe posted an 87-172-4 record. 

Slupe did return to the coaching box as an 
assistant with Menomonie High School from 
1990-93, during which Menomonie won a state 

Recruited as a football player, Slupe is still 
the fourth ranked goalie in Stout history, playing 
from 1968-71, and was the team' s most valuable 
player in 1971. 

An accomplished technology education 
instructor at Menomonie High School, Slupe 
also played a part in developing the Menomonie 
area youth hockey program over the years , serving 
on the board of directors from 1971-77, the 
association's formative years. Slupe was named 
the Wisconsin Vocational Education Teacher of 
the Year in 1989 and served as the Wisconsin 
Technology Education Association (WTEA) 
secretary-treasurer. Menomonie' s cooperative 
education program was recognized by the WTEA 
as the program of the year in 1992. 

Slupe currently resides in Menomonie with 
his wife, Jane. The couple have two children, 
Greg and Erin. 

Spain gets Distinguished Service Award 

Until her retirement, Judy Spain 
was a fixture at UW-Stout athletic 
events — not only at the 
games but behind the scenes. 
Because of her efforts, Spain 
received the UW-Stout 
Distinguished Service Athletic | 
Award. s P ain 

Spain, who was employed at the university in 
residence life from 1967-96, served as the Stout 
faculty representative to the Wisconsin Women' s 
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WW/AC) 
from 1989-96, but was very involved in the 
athletic department well before that. 

Spain worked with the Athletic Committee, 
was a member of the Hall of Fame Committee, 
served on several committees to select coaching 
staff and the athletic director, was a member of 
the Physical Education and Athletics Task Force, 

was a neutral observer of basketball officials and 
worked the scoring table for gymnastics. 

As a faculty representative, Spain served as 
the committee' s vice president and was the co- 
chair of the WWIAC's 25th anniversary 

In her job with residence life, of which she 
was the director from 1972-96, she received 
numerous awards, both from the university and 
from various professional organizations. 

The student/athlete was always a special focus 
for Spain, who fought relentlessly for the women' s 
athletic programs during their formative years. 

Spain presently resides in San Francisco, 
Calif., where she works as a volunteer for the 
National Park Service in the Golden Gate National 
Recreation Area. Retirement also allows her to 
pursue her lifelong passion for golf, playing in 
two leagues. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 15 

Alumni News 

Class Notes 


Elmer BS '39, MS '49 and Isabelle Clausen, Olym- 
pia, Wash., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 
June 6. Elmer was president of the Stout Student 
Association in 1938-39 and was the recipient of the 
UW-Stout Distinguished Alumni Award in 1976. 
Wayne BS '46, MS '52 and June Leopold, Detroit 
Lakes, Minn., celebrated their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary June 27. Earl and Charmaine Chopp Knee vers 
'53, Sheboygan Falls, recently published a historical 
book, The Kneevers Hotel - A Sheboygan Landmark 
1887-1978. The book was written to celebrate 
Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial. Allen Loew '55, Villa 
Park, 111., was a teacher and coached football and 
badminton at Willowbrook High School for 30 years. 
He retired from teaching 1 1 years ago but still coaches . 
Lowe's badminton team won the Illinois state cham- 
pionship in May. 

Rosalind Nuttelman Evans '61 has retired from 
teaching and has moved from Burlington to Clear 
Lake. Mary Weiking Franken '61 has retired after 
29 years as a professor of family and consumer sciences 
at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
Donald Stewart BS '61, MS '67, Racine, retired in 
1995 after 32 years of teaching, coaching and drivers 
education. He now enjoys his two grandchildren, 
casino hopping, football games and traveling. Roger 
Williams BS '64, Willmar, Minn., is a wireless com- 
munication instructor at Ridgewater College. Lola 
Looker Schweitzer '66 and family have recently 
moved from Kingsland, Ga., to Richland Center. Lola 
is a full-time homemaker and spouse Jim has recently 
retired from the U.S. Navy. Richard '67 and Lila 
Christiansen Chiappetta '67 recently became the 
owners and operators of a private party tea room in 
Carmel, Ind. JohnLorenzBS '67, MS '68, Naperville, 
111., is principal of Naperville North High School. 
Kathleen Buzicky Saladino '68, Bellport, N.Y., was 
selected the Suffolk County Association of Family 
and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year. James 
Kuenzie '69 is a laboratory manager for the Interior 
Systems Group of Lear Corp., Carlisle, Penna. Larry 
Spees MS '69, Gallipolis, Ohio, has been included in 
the 1998 edition of Who's Who Among America's 
Teachers . He retired from the University of Rio Grande 
this past summer after serving as a professor of educa- 
tion and psychology since 1969. 


Darlene Linsenmeyer Melton '70, Phoenix, Ariz., is 
an accounting supervisor for United Drugs, a co-op of 
800+ independent pharmacies throughout 15 western 
states. William Minter '70, Woodbury, Penna., is the 
owner of William Minter Bookbinding & Conserva- 
tion Inc. He has been manufacturing a special machine 
for the preservation of paper documents for 20 years. 
The Ultrasonic Welder for Polyester Film Encapsula- 
tion was developed in 1978 and is now used in 140 
institutions in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, 
Japan and Venezuela. Daniel Stewart BS '70, MS '71 
is executive director of the Wayne County Council for 
Retarded Citizens, Richmond, Ind. The agency serves 
over 450 children and adults on a daily basis. 

David Knutson '72 is dean of Hospitality, Health 
and Services at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Col- 
lege, Ashland. 

Michael Gallagher '74, Beaver Dam, was re- 
cently elected to the International Board of Directors 
of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). An 
SME member since 1969, he was the first student 
chairman of Student Chapter 88 at Stout in 1973-74. 
Joanne Carini Hagmann '74, Mesa, Ariz., is the 
Maricopa County Tourism and Experience Partner- 
ship director. She is a liaison between business/indus- 
try and education for the School-to-Work program. 
Gordon Hubbard MS '74 has joined the mental 
health department at the Wholistic Health Center, 
Sheboygan. Margaret Scheffer Tiller ' 74, Iron River, 
Mich., was awarded the Milken Family Foundation 
$25,000 Educator Award which provides public and 
financial recognition to teachers, principals and other 
educational professionals who are advancing excel- 
lence in education. Tiller teaches first grade at Bates 
Elementary School. 

Marilyn Dean Bell '75, Tampa, Fla., is employed 
by the Florida Department of Professional Regula- 

tions. Robert Griffin '75, Wonder Lake, 111., is train- 
ing assistant zone manager for American Honda Mo- 
tor Co. Kay Manger-Hague '75, Chicago, 111., has 
worked for the American Dietetic Association for 
more than 13 years and is presently the director of the 
membership team. Terri St. Arnauld '75, Austin, 
Texas, is a contract manager for the Texas Department 
of Human Services Family Violence Program. 

Patrick Zolltheis '76, Albuquerque, N. Mex., 
was promoted to vocational rehabilitation and coun- 
seling officer for the state of New Mexico. 

Charlene Peterson '77 is principal at Northland 
Alternative High School, Superior. 

Michael Drefchinski '78 is chair of the math and 
manufacturing department of Blackhawk College, 
Moline, 111. Tony Gruber '78 is a manufacturing 
engineer at Electronic Theatre Controls, Middleton. 
William Schuh '78 is president of Schuh Technolo- 
gies, Kaukauna. Bryan Thern '78, Florissant, Mo., is 
a senior packaging engineer for Emerson Electric Co. 

Jeanne Svendsen Mcllavy '79, Midlothian, Vt., 
was promoted to customer supply chain manager for 
The Pillsbury Co. 


Calvin Fischer BS '80, MS ' 83, Ripon, is a technology 
education instructor at Ripon Middle School. He was 
previously a manufacturing supervisor for Meritor/ 
Rockwell Automotive in Oshkosh. Ronald Kubiak 
MS '80, Appleton, has retired from Neenah Joint 
Schools after 32 years of teaching. Anne Polka 
Swanson '80, Manitowoc, is a preschool teacher for 
the Manitowoc Public School District. Kevin Wilde 
'80, Eden Prairie, Minn., is corporate director of 
employee and organizational development at General 

Deborah Bilzing '81 received a 1998 Award for 
Excellence in Career Development from the Wiscon- 
sin Career Information System in recognition of her 
work in the area of career development. She is a 
guidance consultant with the Department of Public 
Instruction. Christopher Bracken '81, Ponte Vedra 
Beach, Fla., is director of marketing for the Sawgrass 
Marriott Resort. Shelly Radue Ibach '81, Naperville, 
111., was promoted to director of stores at Marshall 
Field's/Hudson's. Carmen Illing Parker '81, Allen, 
Texas, is an agent with Century 21 Park One Realtors. 
She recently received the Master's Award for 1998 
with a sales volume of more than $3 million. Karen 
Lucker Rom '81 received a master's of education in 
school counseling and personnel from the University 
of Southern Mississippi in May. She is currently 
employed as a middle school counselor at Konawaena 
Middle School, Keala Kekua, Hawaii. Lauren Zarder 
'81, Wauwatosa, is project coordinator for the Office 
of Information Services at the Medical College of 

Lisa Anderson-Madera '82, Farmington, N. 
Mex., is president of the local National Association of 
the Education of Young Children affiliate. Julie Domek 
Bryce ' 82 was promoted to help desk supervisor at the 
law firm of Baker & Botts LLP, Houston, Texas. 
Susan Nelson Green way ' 82 is manager of financial 
planning and analysis for Express Scripts/Value RX, 
Plymouth, Minn. Patricia Stilp Heckman '82, 
Menasha, is a project facilitator for Outlook Group. 
John Monday '82 has received a master's degree in 
engineering management from Milwaukee School of 
Engineering and is currently a manufacturing engi- 
neer with Donaldson Corp., Stevens Point. Kimberly 
Eisenmenger Otte '82 is a stores director for Barnes 
& Noble College Bookstores at Texas Woman's Uni- 
versity Bookstore, Denton, Texas. Stephen Tyink ' 82 
is vice president of human resources and quality at 
Bergstrom Corp., Neenah. Bergstrom Hotels is the 
only group of hotels in the nation selected as a Quality 
Property Resource by the 15,000-member American 
Hotel and Motel Association. 

Patrick Gove '83, Round Rock, Texas, is a con- 
struction manager for Target. Susan Metzger ' 83 has 
opened a boutique, C'est Vous Inc., St. Paul, Minn. 
Robert Schams ' 83, Burnsville, is a regional manager 
for Bakers Square Restaurants. 

Shelly Corcoran-Miller '84, Kenyon, Minn., is a 
long-term paraprofessional for the Minnesota State 
Academy for the Blind and is also involved with the 

early childhood family education programs in Faribault, 
Minn. Thomas Fonfara '84, Sun Prairie, is 
government relations adviser at the law firm of Quarles 
& Brady. Daniel ' 84 and Cheryl Schlosser Johnson 
'86 reside in Golden Valley, Minn. Daniel is an 
industrial engineer at Turck Inc., Plymouth, Minn; 
Cheryl is director of merchandising and marketing at 
Capitol Sales Co., Eagan, Minn. Dean Lohmann '84 
has accepted a new position as customer service man- 
ager with Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis. Rodney 
Meysembourg ' 84 is operations manager for CAD 
CAM Inc., Columbus, Ind. Jamie Walker '84 has 
been promoted to print division manager at Davis 
Office Systems, Atlanta, Ga. 

Daren Bloomquist BS '85, MS '87, Las Cruces, 
N. Mex., is president of The Hospitality Co. LLC. 
Steven Gouge ' 85 has been named vice president and 
chief operating officer of Harbridge Inc., Fond du Lac. 
Jeffry Taylor ' 85, Lake Elmo, Minn., is employed by 
Dungarvin and serves on the board of directors of the 
Twin City Chapter 13 of the Association for Facilities 
Engineering (AFE). 

Susan Woodruff Block BS '86, MS '98, Eau 
Claire, is teaching in the food and nutrition deparment 
of UW-Stout. Daniel '86 and Katherine Pelegrin 
Koch '86 reside in Green Bay. Daniel has been pro- 
moted to contract sales at Stock Lumber; Katherine is 
a facility planner with Krueger International. Mark 
Lauerman ' 86 was named vice president of manufac- 
turing at Mastercraft Industries, Rice Lake. Adam 
Lee-Lehner ' 86 has received a bachelor of adminis- 
tration degree in computer information systems from 
Eastern Michigan University and is a technical sup- 
port representative with Quantum Compliance Sys- 
tems Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich. Dudley Markham MS 
' 86 is the principal at Oaklawn Elementary, Menomo- 
nie. Michael May '86, Franksville, is a packaging 
engineer for Harley-Davidson World Wide Distribu- 
tion Center. Michael SpoerkeBS '86,MS '96, Wales, 
is a technology education instructor for Pewaukee 
School District. 

Mary Olson Bellafronto '87 was promoted to 
area property manager at Bo wen Property Manage- 
ment, Portland, Ore. Mary Mindis Bresette '87 is a 
jeweler at Matthew Powell Creations, Missouri Val- 
ley, Iowa. Richard Hutter ' 87 had his artwork shown 
in July at the Lead Gallery, Seattle, Wash., and had a 
solo show in November at the Zeitgeist in Seattle. 
Ronald Jenkins ' 87, Hudson, is an investment repre- 
sentative with Edward Jones Investments. Gerry 
Kitzhaber ' 87, Fairfax, Va., is a budget officer in the 
Army National Guard. Eric Pierce '87, Minneapolis, 
Minn., was recently promoted to senior commercial 
loan officer at Twin Cities Metro Certified Develop- 
ment Co. 

Wanda Foss Bowers MS '88 is an instructor of 
mathematics and science at Western Wisconsin Tech- 
nical College, Mauston Campus. Kendrick '88 and 
Lisa Young Clough '88 have moved from 
Mukwonago to Granbury, Texas. Ken has been pro- 
moted to territory manager at Dorner Manufacturing. 
Cheryl Wagner Larson BS '88, MS '90 is an 
elementary guidance counselor for the Menomonie 
School District. Jerry Read '88 is a project engineer 
with Midwest Engineering Systems, West Allis. Tom 
Roth '88, Orlando, Fla., has been promoted to director 
of sales at the 1500-room Orlando Marriott World 
Center Resort. Eric BS ' 88, MS '92 and Lori Wright 
Severson MS '90 reside in Watertown, Minn. Eric is 
employed by Schneider USA; Lori is a safety and 
environmental consultant with Integrated Loss Control. 


Kari Abrahamson ' 89 was promoted to area director 
of sales at Residence Inn by Marriott, San Diego, 
Calif. Aleck Aguado ' 89, Amery, is a test coordinator 
for the Victory Motorcycle Division of Polaris Ind. 
Mark Behnen '89, Kent, Wash., is general manager 
of the Wyndham Garden Hotel Sea-Tac . Jolene Masek 
Berman '89 is a graphic designer and owner of 1 1th 
Hour Graphics, Pueblo West, Colo. Kelly Schey 
Derlein '89, Deerbrook, is a county social worker 
investigating child abuse and neglect referrals. Elise 
Strysick Ellis '89 was promoted to assistant buyer, 
Girls Toys, K mart Corp., Troy, Mich. Renee' 
Durocher Flis '89, is a stay-at-home mom who is an 

active member of FEMALE (Formerly Employed 
Moms at the Leading Edge) and is also involved in the 
Elizabeth Ministry, an outreach program for women in 
need. Colleen Lambert ' 89 is director of catering, 
sales and marketing at The Course at Taylor Creek, 
Maple Valley, Wash. Leah McKenzie '89 is a regis- 
tered nurse at North Memorial Medical Center, 
Robbinsdale, Minn. Alexander Norton '89 is vice 
president and general manager of Specialty Staff Inc., 
Bloomington, Minn. Adekunle Oyeyemi BS ' 89, MS 
'93, Brooklyn Park, Minn., is president and CEO of 
Integrated Community Resources Inc. Christine 
Doucette Wells BS ' 89, MS '94, Kansas City, Mo., is 
operations manager for MainStay Suites by Choice 
Hotels International after serving seven years with 
Holiday Inn as guest services manager and sales 

Linda Bahr ' 90, La Crosse, has been promoted to 
customer service coordinator/trainer at Century Tele- 
phone. Kristina Freund Fischer '90, Napa, Calif., is 
the beverage manager/assistant restaurant manager at 
Meadowood Resort and Spa. Scott Noles '90 is an 
assistant professor at Purdue University, West 
Lafayette, Ind. Craig Sabota '90 is a product line 
manufacturing engineer for Paper Converting Ma- 
chine Co., Green Bay. James Simmers '90 is a chef at 
Carvers on the Lake, Green Lake. Brian Stingle ' 90 is 
plant manager for Promo Edge-Menasha Corp., 

Gina Weyer Butler ' 9 1 , is customer service man- 
ager at Ad Tape and Label, Menomonee Falls. 
Kathleen Corrigan '91 is a selling manager for 
Dayton's, Rochester, Minn. Brian Freeman '91 is 
prepress manager at Anderberg-Lund Printing, St. 
Louis Park, Minn. Jennifer Grom '97, Madison, was 
promoted to associate technical design/manufactur- 
ing specialist at Willis & Geiger, a division of Lands' 
End. Joel Johnson ' 9 1 is a senior designer for Campbell 
Soup Co., Camden, N.J. Kristin Benson Jorgensen 
'91, Delray Beach, Fla. , has started her own consulting 
business, NuFitrition, which combines personal train- 
ing with diet education. She continues to work as a 
dietitian at the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach. 
Glenn Meysembourg '91, Wauwatosa, is senior 
project manager for Golden Books Printing Group, a 
division of Golden Books Family Entertainment Inc. 
Denise Hunter Pask ' 9 1 is a retirement representative 
with American Express Financial Advisors, Minne- 
apolis. Sheila Doroff Voss '91 is employed in product 
development at Rivertown Trading Co., St. Paul, 

Randall Bailey '92, Madison, was promoted to 
product manager at Trek Bicycle. Stephanie Breit 
Dean '92 is market manager for Pleion Corp., Denver 
Colo. AnnMeersman Griffiths '92, Raleigh, N.C., is 
employed by IBM. Andrew Hanson '92 is employed 
in sales at Metro Hardwoods, Maple Grove, Minn. 
Catherine Meyer Hufford '92, Robbinsdale, Minn., 
was promoted to supervisor of the data integrity de- 
partment of The Musicland Group. David '92 and 
Anne Joseph Miller '91 reside in St. Paul, Minn. 
David is rooms director for the Nicollet Island Inn, 
Minneapolis, and the Lowell Inn, Stillwater; Anne is 
a photographer for Lifetouch Photography. Mary 
Moore '92, Minneapolis, is employed in sales at R R 
Donnelley & Sons Co. Eric Pederson '92, De Pere, 
has received a master' s degree in manufacturing engi- 
neering from UW-Milwaukee. William Whitney ' 92, 
Minneapolis, is an advertising art director for Kruskopf 
Olson. He recently helped create all of the television 
ads used during Jesse Ventura's successful bid for the 
governorship of the state of Minnesota. 


Richard Anderson '93, Minneapolis, is a route sales 
representative for G&K Services. Stacy Thielman 
Jost '93, Monticello, Minn., is art director for Gate- 
way Music Festivals and Tours Inc. Sally Binkowski 
Kasten '93, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., is a project 
manager in credit marketing for Dayton Hudson Corp. 
Lia Ehrlichmann Kosmicki '93, Richfield, Minn., is 
a branch manager for T.C.F. Bank. Michael '93 and 
Lexi Hensler Kundinger ' 94 reside in Austin, Texas. 
Michael is a mechanical estimator for Dynamic Sys- 
tems Inc.; Lexi is a technical recruiting manager for 
Victina Systems International. Shelly Lewandowski 

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'93 was promoted to assistant buyer at J.C. Penney 
Corporate Office, Piano, Texas. Edward Roethke 
' 93 is a safety engineer at IBM, Rochester, Minn. Gale 
Story Satchel MS '93 is a vocational counselor at 
Deshler High School, Tuscumbia, Ala. Wayne Sisel 
'93, Eagan, Minn., is the owner of Market America. 
Kelly Schmidler Svastics ' 93 is a teacher at Fullbright 
Elementary, Canoga Park, Calif. Dennis Tarnowski 
'93, Brookfield, is post-press manager at Visual Sys- 
tems Inc. Kristin Verhulst '93 is senior conference 
manager at the Salishan Lodge Conference Center 
Resort, Gleneden Beach, Ore. Tara Wirz '93, Ply- 
mouth, Minn., is a manufacturer's representative for 
Rosemount Office Systems. 

Gretchen Benson ' 94, Madison, was promoted to 
sales representative at Park Printing House. Jay '94 
and Christy Nowicki Glocke '95 reside in Appleton. 
Both are employed at Procter and Gamble in Green 
Bay where Jay is a raw material engineer and Christy 
is an integrated planner. Wade Heidmann '94 was 
promoted to manager of application engineering at 
Plus Delta Performance, La Crosse. Julie Esser Kent 
'94 is an interim recruiting manager in Lakeville, 
Minn. Aaron Keopple '94, Owatonna, Minn., is an 
executive associate with Hansen & Assoc. Corby 
Klein '94 is a manufacturing packaging engineer at 
Medtronic Neurological, Columbia Heights, Minn. 
Justin '94 and Angela Hockert Martin '97 reside in 
Woodbury, Minn. Justin is employed by Aramark at 
the University Minnesota Carlson School of Manage- 
ment; Angela is employed by Textilis, St. Paul. Bra- 
dley Preissel '94 is manager of the Blackhawk Motel, 
Wisconsin Dells. Renee Kirscht Rascher '94 is an 
associate at Nelson, Tietz & Hoye, Minneapolis. Paul 
Smith '94 is a project engineer with McKechnie 
Plastic Components, Minneapolis. Douglas Thornton 
'94, Henderson, Nev., is superintendent of the Vene- 
tian Project in Las Vegas for Lehrer McGovern Bovis. 
Sharon Allen VanDeWalker ' 94 is a clinical dietitian 
at Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minn. 

Jeffrey '95 and Julie Lee Bowe '95 have moved 
from Eagan, Minn., to Eau Claire where Jeffrey is a 
sales representative for Westburne Supply. Joseph 
Carollo '95, Menomonie, has completed a master's 
degree in sports administration at UW-La Crosse and 
is currently assistant men's basketball coach at UW- 
Stout. Timothy Irwin '95 is an applications program- 
mer for Trans WorldRadio, Cary, N.C. DawnLitwiller 
'95 is the admissions officer at Johnson & Wales 
University, Charleston, S.C. Jason Stingle '95 is a 
packaging designer for the Promo Edge division of 
Menasha Corp., Menomonee Falls. Jared Wesenick 
'95 was promoted to manager of the Machine Devel- 
opment Center at Greenheck Fan Corp. 

Allison Humphreys Bahr '96, Stillwater, Minn., 
is a financial analyst for U.S. Bancorp. Brian Cress 
'96, Oshkosh, is a customer service representative for 
Oshkosh B'Gosh Inc. Keith Drays '96 is a project 
manager/estimator at Westphal Electrical Contract- 
ing, Janesville. Linde Clare GrindleBA '96, MS '98, 
is an organizational consultant for Andersen Consult- 
ing, Minneapolis, Minn. Stacy Farrar Jacobs '96, 
Delavan, is a first grade teacher for Genoa City Joint 
Schools. Nicole Hansel Johnson ' 96 is a unit therapist 
at Homme Youth and Family Programs, Wittenberg. 
Amy Kamasky ' 96, Baraboo, is a school psychologist 
for the Baraboo School District. Amy Scheer Keating 
'96 is a human resources assistant at Temple-Inland 
Mortgage Corp., Bloomington, Minn. Thomas '96 
and Carrie Sankey Moore '95 reside in Oakdale, 
Minn. Thomas is a network engineer for Room & 
Board; Carrie is assistant manager of special markets 
at U.S. Satellite Broadcasting. Joel Nielsen '96, 
Succasunna, N.J., is a material control supervisor for 
Ford Motor Co. Tina Meyer Olson '96 is a special 
education teacher in Silver Bay, Minn. Stephanie 
Pekarske '96, Benton Harbor, Mich., is general man- 
ager of Courtyard by Marriott. Garth Peterson '96 is 
general manager of Holiday Inn Hotel, York, Penna. 
Traci Bjerregaard White '96, Oshkosh, is associate 
manager of Applebee's. 


Jonette Dassow '97 recently received the Certified 
Lodging Manager designation from the American 
Hotel and Motel Association. She is employed by 
Americlnn International, Minnetonka, Minn., as fran- 
chise services coordinator. Gregory Else '97 is an 
analyst with Andersen Consulting, Chicago, 111. An- 

drew Farrar '97 is employed by Employment Solu- 
tions Inc., Milwaukee. Todd Koehler '97, Carroll, 
Iowa, is a salesman for Ikon Offices Solutions. Laurel 
Schneider Hill '97 is a kindergarten teacher for Mil- 
waukee Public Schools. Christine Kambeitz '97, 
Richfield, Minn., is a membership associate at Hospi- 
tality Minnesota. Spencer '97 and Nicole Miller 
Medgaarden '96 reside in Stewartville, Minn. Spen- 
cer is employed at Southwest Sales, Austin, Minn.; 
Nicole is employed by the accounting firm of 
McGladrey and Pullen, Rochester, Minn. Jennifer 
Maxwell Morstadt '97 is a management trainee with 
Kohl' s, Chicago, 111. Amy Riddle Ed.S. '97 is a school 
guidance counselor in Shaktoolik, Alaska, and the 
Carl Perkins specialist for 15 Alaskan Bush villages of 
the Bering Strait School District. 

Jane Accola '98, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., is 
an information associate with EDS. Bridgit Bipes 
'98, Eau Claire, is a seminar coordinator for IDEXX 
Informatics. Melissa Brandt '98 is a software engi- 
neer at IBM, Rochester, Minn. Sarah Branstad '98, 
Eden Prairie, Minn., is a software engineer for Infor- 
mation Advantage. Todd Dehmer '98, Eden Prairie, 
Minn., is a packaging engineer with Distribution Dy- 
namics Labs Inc. Amy Doepke '98, Waukesha, is an 
employment manager for Hyatt Hotels-O' Hare. Jo Ann 
Dopp '98, Concord, N.C, is employed in quality 
control at Royce Apparel. Kristine Doverspike '98 is 
a software engineer with IBM, Rochester, Minn. 
Kristen Dowell '98, Eau Claire, is apre-kindergarten 
teacher for Stanley-Boyd Catholic Schools. Alexa 
Eck '98, St. Louis, Mo., is a technical assistant at May 
Co. Nicole Feddeler '98, Bolingbrook, 111., is assis- 
tant banquet manager for the Hyatt Regency. David 
Fichtinger '98 is an IT specialist with IBM, Roches- 
ter, Minn. Robert Finch '98, Sparta, is a sales trainee 
with Arandell Corp. Tim Florek '98, St. Louis, Mo., 
is a training manager for Color Associates. Holly 
Frenette '98, Sun Prairie, is an IT recruiter for Aerotek. 
Kristian Gamble '98, Dayton, Minn., is a designer 
with Northern Cap Mfg. Carlos Garcia '98 is an 
account executive with Garcie, Plaja & Associates 
Inc., San Juan, P.R. Jeffrey Gerber ' 98, Pinellas Park, 
Fla., is a senior security analyst with Sync Technolo- 
gies. Amy Grems '98, Hinsdale, 111., is a sales man- 
ager for White Lodging Services Co. Troy Hackett 
'98, Rice Lake, is a manufacturing engineer with 
Parker Hannifin. Angela Helm '98, Madison, is an 
interior designer with Flad & Associates. Barbara 
Howard '98, Elk Mound, is a final quality control 
inspector for Johnson-Mathey Inc. Theresa Isaacson 
'98, Richfield, Minn., is an interior designer with 
BDH & Young. Mary Jacks '98, Lakeland, Minn., is 
a chemical dependency counselor at St. Joseph' s Hos- 
pital. Michael Kealy '98, River Falls, is a technology 
education teacher for South Washington County. Lisa 
Risen Kees '98, Mondovi, is an art teacher for the 
School District of Mondovi. Wayne Koenig '98, 
Madison, is a graphic specialist with Newell Office 
Products. Jeremy Kolbe '98, Chicago, 111., is an 
estimator and project manager for M. Ecker & Co. 
Randy LaFaive ' 98, Hudson, is a project engineer for 
Knutson Construction. Shari Liebl '98, Menasha, is a 
scientist with Kimberly Clark. Alison Marschall '98, 
Hinsdale, 111., is employed by the Hyatt Regency 
Oakbrook. Shawn McAlister '98, Burnsville, Minn., 
is assistant general manager at Torgerson Properties 
Inc. Amy Munzinger '98, Columbus, Ohio, is em- 
ployment manager for Hyatt Hotels. Bridget Naas 
'98, Dodgeville, is a quality assurance apprentice at 
Lands' End. Daniel Neils '98, Racine, is an account 
project manager with Color Arts Inc. Matthew Rolli 
'98, Baldwin, is a graphic designer with Applied 
Designs. James Romeo '98 is a manager at Disney 
Institute, Orlando, Fla. Michael Runholt MS ' 98 is an 
ADA accessibility specialist at Options Resource Cen- 
ter for Independent Living, East Grand Forks, Minn. 
Elizabeth Salge '98, Mapleton, Minn., is a manage- 
ment trainee with Target. Jill Salzmann '98 is em- 
ployed in retail management at Proffitt's Inc- 
Younkers. Craig Sandbulte '98, Willmar, Minn., is a 
manufacturing engineer at Dahlberg Inc. Daniel 
Schmidt ' 98 , Eagan, Minn. , is a production coordinator 
for World Aerospace Corp. Debra Shew '98, 
Chippewa Falls, is a manager for Minnetonka Mist. 
Garrett Slawson '98, St. Charles, 111., is a restaurant 
manager for Brinker International. Marsha Snarski 
'98, Roseville, Minn., is lead teacher at St. Paul's 
Childhood Center. Tricia Fritschler Sorensen '98, 

Menomonie, is a community living specialist with 
Lutheran Social Services. Sam Statz '98, Manitowoc, 
is employed by Hoffman Corp. Rebecca Stockburger 
'98, Tampa, Fla., is an advertising consultant for The 
Flyer. Heidi Styer '98, Menomonie, is a legal assis- 
tant with Schembera, Rivard & Stewart. Maria 
Therres '98, Vermillion, Minn., is a second grade 
teacher at St. John' s School. Dana Thom '98, Sherburn, 
Minn. , is an executive trainee at Lord & Taylor. Justin 
Waite '98, Allentown, Penna., is an account manger 

for Brown Printing Co. Michelle Weber '98, Eagan, 
Minn., is a corporate catering trainee with the Hyatt 
Regency Minneapolis. Laura Wiedenhoeft '98 is a 
first grade teacher for Clark County School District, 
Las Vegas, Nev. Brian Wiemeri '98, Edgerton, is a 
teacher for Edgerton Schools. Kimberly Gerber Will 
'98, Hudson, is a kindergarten teacher at Kid's Choice. 
Steven Zahn '98, St. Paul, Minn., is a designer for 
Nordquist Sign Co. 


Linda Van Ruiswyk Parnham '71 to Michael 
Blanton, May 9. Couple resides in Smyrna, Tenn. 
Karen Lucker '81 to Frank Rom, June 27. Couple 
resides in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Lori Mehring '81 to 
Stephen Wyckoff, July 25. Couple resides in New 
York, N.Y. Susan Nelson '82 to Steve Greenway 
'83, June 20. Couple resides in Chaska, Minn. Kelly 
Steiner to Bradley Harnisch '87, July 8. Couple 
resides in Cottage Grove. Tracy Delsart to James 
Hobbick '88, Jan. 17, 1998. Couple resides in Green 
Bay. Colleen Hartmon '88 to Patrick Bollom, July 
25. Couple resides in St. Paul, Minn. Elise Strysick 
'89 to William Ellis, Oct. 18, 1997. Couple resides in 
Lake Orion, Mich. Kerri Aschenbrenner to Jay Link 
'90, June 27. Couple resides in Minong. Kari Walker 
to Jeffery Kaufman '90, June 21, 1997. Couple 
resides in Seattle, Wash. Kristin Benson '91 to John 
Jorgensen, April 27, 1998. Couple resides in Delray 
Beach, Fla. Peggy Hughes '91 to Anthony Rasberry, 
Sept. 26. Couple resides in Green Bay. Denise Hunter 
'91 to David Pask, June 6. Couple resides in Mounds 
View, Minn. Lisa Pauly to Joel Johnson '91, April 3, 
1998. Couple resides in Mount Laurel, N.J. Gina 
Weyer '91 to Paul Butler, Aug. 1. Couple resides in 
Menomonee Falls. Ann Meersman '92 to Ronald 
Griffiths, April 1998. Couple resides in Raleigh, N.C. 
Kristine Murphy '92 to Christopher Ihrke, June 6. 
Couple resides in Rochester, Minn. Sally Binkowski 
'93 to Scott Kasten, Sept. 12. Couple resides in Inver 
Grove Heights, Minn. Tina Holschbach '93 to Kraig 
Vandervort ' 92, June 20. Couple resides in Roseville, 
Minn. Tina Sackrison '93 to Marc Raasch '93, Sept. 
19. Couple resides in Bloomington, Minn. Kelly 
Schmidler '93 to Stephen Svastics, July 11. Couple 
resides in West Los Angeles, Calif. Gale Story MS 
'93 to Melcha Satchel, June 21, 1997. Couple resides 
in Sheffield, Ala. Stacy Thielman '93 to Gregory 
Jost, Sept. 12, 1997. Couple resides in Monticello, 
Minn. De Anna Baumann to Wade Heidmann '94, 

May 2. Couple resides in West Salem. Julie Esser '94 
to Eric Kent, Sept. 6, 1997. Couple resides in Apple 
Valley, Minn. Kris Noziska '94 to Dan Westin '97, 
Sept. 19. Couple resides in Richfield, Minn. Jennifer 
Putz '94 to Andrew Meelberg, Oct. 4, 1997. Couple 
resides in Eden Prairie, Minn. Rebecca Anders '95 to 
Michael Keenan '97, July 1 1 . Couple resides inFridley, 
Minn. Nichole Lundberg '95 to Mark Tile '97, July 
1 1 . Couple resides in Richfield, Minn. Stacie Murphy 
'95 to Timm Reed, Oct. 17. Couple resides in Port 
Washington. Carrie Sankey '95 to Thomas Moore 
'96, Sept. 6. Couple resides in Oakdale, Minn. Karri 
Spanbauer '95 to Thomas Bliek, May 23. Couple 
resides in Green Bay. Christine Sturgis '95 to Michael 
Wood, June 6. Couple resides in Kasson, Minn. Chris- 
tine Vanden Bush to Bruce Christensen '95, July 1 1 . 
Couple resides in Denmark. Traci Bjerregaard ' 96 to 
Michael White '96, Aug. 15. Couple resides in 
Oshkosh. Linde Clare BA '96, MS '98 to Michael 
Grindle,Jan. 16, 1998. Couple resides in Menomonie. 
Nicole Hansel '96 to Nathan Johnson, Nov. 15, 1997. 
Couple resides in Wittenberg. Tina Meyer '96 to 
George Olson, May 30. Couple resides in New York 
Mills, Minn. Nicole Miller '96 to Spencer 
Medgaarden '97, Sept. 19. Couple resides in 
Stewartville, Minn. Libby Petersen '96 to Michael 
Wallace, June 6. Couple resides in Menomonie. Amy 
Scheer '96 to Mark Keating. Couple resides in Prior 
Lake, Minn. Amy Schoer BS '96, MS '97 to Jeffery 
Junge, Oct. 10. Couple resides in Piscataway, N.J. 
Michele Warner '96 to Jeremy Boe '98, May 18. 
Couple resides in Barron. Angela Hockert '97 to 
Justin Martin '94, May 30. Couple resides in 
Woodbury, Minn. Sara Schaaf ' 97 to Mark Jappinen 
'97, June 27. Couple resides in Oconomowoc. Laurel 
Schneider ' 97 to Kelly Hill, Sept. 6. Couple resides in 
Milwaukee. Amy Bakken '98 to Brett Walker '98, 
July 1 1 . Couple resides in Buffalo, Minn. 


Myrtle Krohn Rogers '21, July 7, Las Animas, Calif. 
Lydia Gauvin Smith Dip. '24, March 1998, Hunts- 
ville, Ala. Gladys Nockleby Chronquist Dip. '25, 
Aug. 1, Marshfield. 

Alva Ades Anger Dip. '32, April 26, 
1998,Wautoma. Alice Lynum '33, Wantagh, N.Y. 
Annette McDonald Weingarten '34, Nov. 9, West 
Salem. Helmer Martinson '35, Jan. 11, Knoxville, 
Tenn. Russell May ' 35, Jan. 9, Menomonie. Lawrence 
Kaiser '36, Dec. 1, 1997, Park Ridge, 111. Anita 
Nelson Loken '37, Nov. 3, Madison. Stanley So- 
rensen ' 39, June 1 1 , Kenosha. Ruth Laatsch Turner 
'39, July 31, 1997, Littleton, Colo. 

Dorothy Bousley Riedl '40, July 29, Iron River. 
Ray Katekaru '40, July 22, Honolulu, Hawaii. Eliza- 
beth "Betty" Quilling Lovance BS '40, MS '65, 
April 1, 1998, Racine. Mary Blair Vandenberg '40, 
Nov. 1, Los Altos, Calif. Gracia Green Harper '41, 
May 17, San Diego, Calif. Russell White '42, Aug. 
27, Madison. Yaso Abe MS '47, Oct. 1, Wahiawa, 
Hawaii. Margon (Bud) Berg BS '49, MS '50, July 6, 
Shawano. Harold Tulip '49, Sept. 20, Marinette. 

Alfred Goto '51, March 1998, Hilo, Hawaii. 
Robert B. Hanson BS '51, MS '70, June 15, Appleton. 
Arthur Hight MS ' 52, July 25, College Place, Wash. 

Carol Banner Kichefski ' 55, June 1 8, Phoenix, Ariz. 
Earl Lewis '55, Oct. 25, Whitaker, N.C. Carolyn 
Solem Rock '55, Sept. 24, Benton. Mary Jane 
Gargulak Krysiak '56, July 9, Pulaski. Carol Frank 
Fredrick '59, June 8, Milton. Carol Smith Rankin 
'59, June 1, Madison. Mary Lou Schleis Smits '59, 
Aug. 7, De Pere. 

Frederick Antonneau BS '64, MS '71, June 2, 
Onalaska. Roger Anderson BS '66, MS '71, Ed.S. 
'82, July 30, Grand Marais, Minn. Grace Miller MS 
'66, June 17, Elk Mound. Thomas Brantmeier '68, 
Nov. 27, Elkhart Lake. Romaine Lund MS '69, Oct. 
9, Eau Claire. 

Frederick Mitchell BS '71, MS '72, June 6, 
Manistique, Mich. Mary Gehrke McAllister MS 
'75, Aug. 17, Racine. Donald Branson MS '76, Sept. 
18, Eau Claire. 

Louis Buytendorp BS '83, MS '86, Nov. 22, St. 
Paul, Minn. Daniel Stoffregen '86, Nov. 27, River 

Shelley PaxBA' 89, MS '91, Nov. 13,Birchwood. 
Samuel Belnavis '90, Sept. 10, Milwaukee. Raymond 
Barbknecht MS '91, Aug. 14, Northfield. David 
Jack '91, Oct. 25, Appleton. Heidi Buckli Gavinski 
'95, Sept. 7, Owatonna, Minn. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 17 


A son, Matthew Michael, April 18, 1998, to John BS 
'67, MS '68 and Karen Lorenz, Naperville, 111. A 
daughter, Aug. 28, to Rick '78 and Kathleen Hardy, 
Hastings, Minn. A daughter, Leah Marie, April 29, 
1998, to Bruce and Sheila Larson Flodin '80, 
Farmington, Minn. A daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, 
March 23, 1998, to David Kneib and Debra Pass ' 80, 
Wauwatosa. Twin sons, Seth and Shane, Dec. 15, to 
Richard ' 80 and Joi Sprecher, Elk Grove, 111. A son, 
Hunter Kenneth, Oct. 30, to Scott '81 and Connie 
Baumann Matye ' 80, Shullsburg. A daughter, Monica 
Jean, July 18, to Stan and Susan Cash Swinick '82, 
Mosinee. A daughter, Alexa Sotera, June 18, to An- 
thony and Linda Larsen Dageenakis ' 83, Longmont, 
Colo. A son, Brian S., Aug. 28, to Brian '83 and Patty 
Heindl, Mooresville, N.C. A daughter, Allison Rose, 
March 21, 1998, to Joseph and Sandra Herbrand 
Henn '83, Evansville. A son, Mitchell M., July 28, to 
David and Joan Golembiewski Junkhan '83, West 
Allis. A daughter, Regina Claire, July 17, to Mark ' 83 
and Leigh Zipperer, Germantown, Tenn. A son, 
Andrew John, June 26, to John and Karin Johnson 
Jacobson '84, Brooklyn Park, Minn. A daughter, 
Sophia Rose, June 9, 1997, to Daniel '84 and Cheryl 
Schlosser Johnson '86, Golden Valley, Minn. A 
daughter, Laurel Marie, June 12, to Thomas and 
Sandra Steffek Schreier '84, Larchmont, N.Y. A 
daughter, Erin, Feb. 18, 1998, to Bob and Margot 
Peterson Sheehan ' 84, Columbus, Ohio. A daughter, 
Anjali Carol, Jan. 1, to David '84 and Meeta Wood, 
Elmwood Park, N.J. A daughter, Sophia Catherine, 
April 3, 1997, to Daniel and Lisa Hruby Minning 
' 85, Marshfield, Mass. A son, Michael Kyler, May 14, 
to Michael and Lisa Knox Moose ' 85, De Soto, Kans. 
A son, Matthew Charles, Sept. 5, 1997, to Kevin '85 
and Tammie Stephenson, Madison, Ala. A daughter, 
Macy Ann, Aug 1 9, to Rick and Chrysauna Erickson 
Buan '86, Chanhassen, Minn. A daughter, Greta 
Lynn, April 4, 1998, to John and Linda Konkol 
Erdahl ' 86, Duluth, Minn. A son, Zachary Colburn, 
May 29, to Donald and Cheryl La Fountain Hinds 
' 86, Woodstock, Ga. A son, Noah Matthew, June 30, 
to Michael ' 86 and Suzie May, Franksville. A son, 
Jonathon Mitchell, July 20, to Michael and Jean 
Feyen Niemeyer '86, Appleton. A son, William 
Alexander, May 22, to Paul '86 and Melissa 
Schramkowski, Lilburn, Ga. A daughter, Emma Chris- 
tine, Aug. 2, 1997, to Malcolm and Mary Olson 
Bellafronto ' 87, West Linn, Ore. A daughter, Madelyn 
Hope, June 8, to Daren BS ' 85, MS ' 87 and Priscilla 
Cross Bloomquist MS '87, Las Cruces, N. Mex. A 
daughter, Lauren Ella, April 15, 1998, to Jack and 
Karen Hoff Drankoff '87, Oshkosh. A son, Travis 
Thomas, May 29, to Thomas and Geralyn Mundschau 
Kraft '87, De Pere. A daughter, Allison Louise, May 
22, to Dan '87 and Heidi Anderson Kunst '89, 
Eagan, Minn. A daughter, Birgitt Elaine, March 23, 
1998, to Thomas and Karen Johnson O'Connor ' 87, 
Germantown, Md. A son, Zachary John, Jan. 27, 1998 
to Scott ' 87 and Stephanie Sterr Skorik ' 87, Grafton. 
A son, Samuel Jack, April 21, 1998, to Robert and 
Karen Danielson Medo '88, Wisconsin Rapids. A 
daughter, Meredith, Jan. 28, 1998, to John and Pamela 
Meredith Oakes '88, Woodbridge, Va. A daughter, 
Elizabeth Ann, Oct. 26, to Jerry '88 and Toni 
Ains worth Read '84, Suamico. A daughter, Emaline 
Marie, July 22, to Russell '88 and Lorry Makis 
Strehlow ' 87, St. Paul, Minn. A son, Jacob Ryan, June 
29, to Aleck '89 and Amy Zellinger Aguado '90, 
Amery. A son, Christian Jeffrey, Dec. 16, 1997, to Jeff 
and Sandy Sporleder Apps '89, Avon, Colo. A son, 
Matthew Tyler, May 5, to Mark '89 and Marybeth 
Wilson Behnen ' 89, Kent, Wash. A daughter, Shalyn 
Carole, Dec. 12, 1997, to Michael and Dianne 
Markowski Brady '89, Chicago, 111. A daughter, 
Autumn Lynn, June 20, to Bill and Lynn Nelson 
Dressel ' 89, Shoreview, Minn. A daughter, Kirsten, 
Feb. 19, 1998, to Todd and Lisa EversonKirschbaum 
MS '89, Tomah. A daughter, Jordan Rae, Nov. 8, 
1997, to Dale and Donica Lukes Mohr '89, Green 
Bay. A son, Cole Jamison, Sept. 17, to Jeff and Lynda 
Straub Stephany ' 89, Pewaukee. A son, Ross Gor- 
don, July 26, to Brad '90 and Lisa Bjork, Eau Claire. 
A daughter, Rebecca Noel, Nov. 3, 1997, to Gary '90 
and Carol Bufe Busch ' 90, Wales. A son, Nolan Gary, 
Oct. 31, to Shane '90 and Tracy Kathrein Cleasby 

' 92, Franklin. A son, Tanner Michael, Jan. 3 1 , 1 998, to 
Jerrod and Staci Rosinsky Haessly '90, Schofield. A 
son, Alexander Michael, Dec. 5, 1997, to Chris '90 
and Cheryl Wagner Larson BS ' 88, MS '90, Meno- 
monie. A son, Marcus John, June 6, to Reuben '90 and 
Susan Stuber Mravik '90, Holmen. A daughter, 
Alexandra Marie, Sept. 25, to Scott '90 and Kelly 
Scharenbroch Noles '92, West Lafayette, Ind. A 
daughter, Madison Ann, May 26, to Jeff and Lisa 
Rosar Reichert '90, Elk River, Minn. A daughter, 
Sydney Victoria, May 1, to Scott and Kari Svoboda 
Roth '90, New Berlin. A daughter, Marin Katherine, 
Jan. 12, 1998, to Nicholas '90 and Tara Stahel 
Sowka ' 90, New Hope, Minn. A son, Thomas Rudolph, 
May 10, to Mark and Michelle Hanegraaf Vassallo 
'90, Marshall. A son, Aaron, Nov. 26, to Ron and 
Catherine Scott Anderson '91, White Bear Lake, 
Minn. A son, Jack Steven, Sept. 29, 1997, to Steven 
' 9 1 and Amy Wilcox Henderson ' 90, Menomonie. A 
son, Samuel John, May 15, to Glenn '91 and Kathleen 
Meysembourg, Wauwatosa. A son, Joshua Joseph, 
Nov. 15, to Joe and Sheryl Olson Schill MS '91, 
Gillett. A daughter, Alice Elizabeth, Aug. 2 1 , to Daniel 
'91 and Mary Beth Schindler, London, England. A 
son, Myles Jordan, March 3, 1998, to Mark and Vicky 
Anspaugh Van Der Linden '91, Menomonee Falls. 
A son, Owen Michael, May 30, to Randall '92 and 
Stacie Sturdivant Bailey '94, Madison. A daughter, 
Rachel Colleen, Sept. 22, 1997, to Troy '92 and Deb 
Franzen, Cottage Grove, Minn. A daughter, Morgan 
Laurie, July 12, to Todd '92 and Tammy Hank, 
Slinger. A son, Dominic Allen, May 1, to Darren and 
Catherine Meyer Hufford '92, Robbinsdale, Minn. 
A daughter, Lauren, Feb. 26, 1998, to Kent and Karin 
WeimanLocy '92, Oregon. A daughter, Carly Michele, 
Oct. 3, to Patrick and Kristin Moody Ries '92, 
Hastings, Minn. A daughter, Paige Carola, June 16, to 
Paul ' 92 and Christina Kier Steder '91, Menomonee 
Falls. A son, Carter John, June 5, to Barry and Laurie 
Cox Strunk '92, Nicollet, Minn. A daughter, Alyssa 
Nicole, Sept. 22, to Mark '92 and Laura Foulkes 
Thorne '91, Chanhassen, Minn. A son, Noah, Oct. 1 1 , 

1997, to Sheila Van Kauwenberg '92, Oneida. A 
daughter, Allison Marie, Feb. 24, 1998, to Edward 
'93 and Jennifer Welsch Roethke '92, Rochester, 
Minn. A daughter, Megan Lee, Sept. 28, to Daniel '93 
and Darcie Leaman Sorensen ' 92, Woodbury, Minn. 
A son, Brandon Jeffery, June 1, to Aaron '94 and 
Jennifer Lee Erickson '94, Mabel, Minn. A daugh- 
ter, Emily Mae, June 17, to Corby '94 and Kelly 
Roche Klein ' 94, Stillwater, Minn. A daughter, Emily 
Rose, Nov. 24, 1997, to Paul '94 and Janet Smith, 
Hudson. A daughter, Mia, July 9, to Jason '95 and 
Ann Stingle, Jackson. A son, Shahan Asad, Dec. 2, to 
Nameer '96 and Cristina Chibli Ameen '95, St. 
Louis Park, Minn. A daughter, Aliena Jean, Feb. 23, 

1998, to Chad and Stephanie Sand Brecke BS '96, 
MS '97, Clintonville. A daughter, Molly Ann, Nov. 
26, to Jeremy '98 and Michele Warner Boe '96, 


Tony '78 and Mary Workman Gruber '76, Fort 
Atkinson, a son, Christopher Anthony, Nov. 1 1 , 1997. 
Alexander '89 and Mary Norton, Maple Grove, 
Minn., a son, Zachary Joseph, April 16, 1998. 

Blue Devils Online 

Additional coverage of Blue Devil athletics, 
including Spring '98 and Fall '98 wrap-up 
stories, is available on the Stout Outlook 
web-site at: univrel/ outlook/ 

Current coverage of Blue Devil athletics, 
including schedules, preseason previews, 
coaches' biographies, history, records, 
season review stories, team rosters, feature 
stories and up-to-date scores are available 
online at: athletics/ 

Dianne Markowski Brady '89 and daughter Shalyn 

John and Kristen Benson Jorgensen '91 exchange 
vows at the Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion National Park, 

Kristine Murphy Irhke '92 and bridesmaids Tiffany 
Gassner Gering '92 and Kaite Brem Bloom '92. 

An apology to our readers 

We've been experiencing "growing pains" 
with production of Stout Outlook recently. A 
particularlychallenging period on campus for 
the offices involved in writing and producing 
the Outlook, coupled with evolving content 
and production problems, has delayed 

We don't take you, our readers, for 
granted, but we don't want to compromise 
on the qualityofthe publication either. Please 
accept our sincere apologies for the delay. 
We appreciate your patience and under- 
standing as we work to correctthe problems. 
We are discussing a number of changes in 
editorial content and design and our goal is 
to deliveraninterestingand useful publication 
in a timely manner. 

We welcome any comments and 
suggestions you might have to improve the 
Outlook to better serve your needs. 

The Editorial Board, Stout Outlook 

V ISI0 N S 99 

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 27, 1999 

Memorial Student Center 
University of Wisconsin-Stout 

Activities in 
Fashion Careers 

Short keynote address 

Three hands-on workshops 

Fashion show at lunch 

Tour of labs and campus 

For more information contact 
Diane Weisenbeck at: 

715 232-2483 

This conference is for high school students, 
two-year college students and teachers. 

Cost is $15 

Placement and Co-op Services 

Job Search Assistance for Alumni Mail cou p° n and check p avable to: 

□ Vacancy List - 1-year subscription $50.00 

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Vacancy list is available via □ mail or □ world wide web. 

Placement and Co-op Services 
103 Administration Building 
University of Wisconsin-Stout 
Menomonie, Wl 54751-0790 

Year of Graduation 

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City, State, Zip 

Phone: 715/232-1601 

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Alumni News 



Paul Andrew MS '75 received 

the Outstanding Graduate 

Award at the Stout Vocational 

Rehabilitation Conference in 

October 1998. Andrew has 

been involved in the vocational 

rehabilitation profession for 

more than 20 years. Fifteen of 

these years have been in the management, 

coordination and administration of public and 

privately funded vocational rehabilitation 

programs. Throughout his career, he has worked 

both professionally and personally to enhance 

the lives of individuals with disabilities through 

his work, writings and personal example. 

Since obtaining his master' s degree at UW- 
Stout, Andrew has worked in various capacities 
including manager of vocational evaluation at 
Goodwill Industries of Santa Clara County in 
California; senior executive manager of Hope 
Rehabilitation Services, Gavilan Community 
College; regional training coordinator at the 
University of San Francisco, McLaren College 
of Business; national director of the 
Employment and Community Support Services 
division of the Rehabilitation Accreditation 
Commission (CARF) in Tucson, Arizona. 

Andrew is in high demand on the national 
speaker circuit and continues to promote strong, 
ethical self-empowerment and community- 
based standards for consumers of vocational 
rehabilitation services. Although very talented, 
ambitious and hardworking, Andrew' s greatest 
successes have been driven by his ability to 
communicate to others that a need exists to 
continuously improve services to consumers, 
to enhance organizational design and to improve 
our responsiveness to community stakeholders. 

Marine Capt. J effrey D. Strey 
'88 recently participated in a 
six-month deployment to the 
Western Pacific Ocean, Indian 
Ocean and Arabian Gulf with 
the 15th Marine Expeditionary 
Unit (MEU) embarked aboard 
the ships of the USS Essex stre y 
Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). 

During the deployment, Strey received 
training on urban warfare techniques, rope 
rappelling, close-quarter battle, weapons and 
small unit fighting. His unit also completed 
training in Hawaii which tested all areas of 
amphibious warfare, including non-combative 
evacuation operations and amphibious assault. 
Strey and crew members also had the 
opportunity to visit Thailand. 

Home based in Camp Pendleton, California, 
Strey' s unit is an expeditionary intervention 
force with the ability to rapidly organize for 
combat operations in virtually any environment. 
The 15th MEU can evacuate civilians, rescue 
downed pilots, conduct reconnaissance and 
serve as an initial landing force ashore, providing 
the USS Essex ARG commanders with a wide 
range of capabilities. 



J ean Vrana Barth '65 recently 

began her term as 1998-2000 

Midwestern Region governor of 

Soroptimist International of the 

Americas, an international 

community service organization 

for business and professional 

women. As governor, Barth 

serves as the top administrative officer of her 

region, one of 29 within the organization. 

B arth is a member of Soroptimist International 
of Greater Macomb, one of 3,100 Soroptimist 
clubs that perform women-focused community 
projects around the world. She has served 
Soroptimist in various capacities including club 
secretary, president and committee chair for the 
1994 convention. 

Barth, a former junior high school teacher, is 
part owner of B arth Restorations, a company that 
restores antique automobiles. 

In addition to her Soroptimist activities, Barth 
has been involved with the South Orange County 
Chamber of Commerce, the Mount Clemens 
Womens Club, the Mount Clemens Business 
Association and the Model T Ford Club. She was 
awarded the Special Merit from the Model T 
Ford Club, and she serves as a contributing editor 
for the Model T Times. 

Thor Burntvedt BS '82, MS 

'94,Ed.S. '96, assistant professor 

of marketing in the business 

department at UW-Stout, was 

awarded the Outstanding 

Educator Award by the 

Menomonie Area Chamber of 

Commerce. Burntvedt has taught 

classes for the business, industrial management 

and communications, education and training 

departments. He currently teaches sales and sales 

management and market research. He has been 

involved in numerous research projects and is a 

member of many committees and professional 


J ean-M arie Dauplaise '87 has 
joined Berry College in Mount 
Berry, Georgia, as a visiting 
assistant professor of rhetoric 
and composition. She will teach 
English courses which develop 
students' awareness and skill in 
the thinking-to- writing process. Dau P |aise 

Dauplaise came to Berry from her position as 
adjunct professor of humanities for the Atlanta 
College of Art. After her graduation from UW- 
Stout, Dauplaise earned a master's degree in 
English literature from University of Minnesota- 
Duluth in 1992. She is a doctoral candidate at 
Emory University. 

Dauplaise was the recipient of numerous 
research and travel grants from Emory University 
from 1994-1997. She received the UMD English 
Department Merit Fellowship for 1990-1991, 
the UMD StatesmanBest Writer Award in 1990, 
and the 4-H Key Award for Outstanding 
Leadership in 1982. She is a member of the 
Modern Language Association. 

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James (JJ) Gigstead '85 and 
wife, Laura, opened their new 
restaurant, JJ's Supper Club, in 
Princeton, Wisconsin, in June 

Gigstead originally started 
out as a dishwasher at 
Barnekow's (now Chipman's 
Supper Club) when he was 14 and moved up to 
chef at the age of 16. Planning to pursue a career 
in the dining business, he worked as a chef at 
Alfred's Supper Club in Green Lake until 1980. 
He went on to become a part of his family's 
restaurant, the Coachlight Supper Club, which is 
now JJ's. 

After working in food service sales for 10 
years, he decided to try managing. He was 
manager of Jake's Supper Club in Menomonie 
for four years. He said that making the transition 
from manager to owner was not hard. What 
keeps him going is the people he meets. "It' s the 
camaraderie with so many different people and 
the challenges every day," he said. 

According to Gigstead, another key to success 
is staff. Throughout his time in the industry, the 
main struggle has been finding good, quality 
help. "I've gotten lucky," he said. "I have a good 
group of people." 

The restaurant has the usual Friday night fish 
fry and Saturday prime rib. It also offers a Sunday 
brunch. Nightly specials are created by Chef 
Dennis Kraemer. 

Gigstead hopes that customers find a little bit 
of everything. He thinks it' s important to target 
the local people, commenting that he knows 
quite a few who stroll through the door. But, 
Gigstead hopes "the traveling folks will enjoy us 



Karen Broui/i/erGunvalson '84 
was named manager of the 
Terrace Restaurant of Lawsonia 
in Green Lake, Wisconsin. She 
began her employment with the 
Terrace in March of last year. 
Gunvalson has worked in the 
restaurant industry for 14 years. 
Since her graduation from Stout, she has worked 
for five Steak & Ale franchises in three states, 
eventually becoming a general manager. 
Thereafter, she directed food services 
consecutively for Leann Chin Chinese Cuisine, 
University of Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey 
Dining Center, and Marriott Management 
Services. As an associate of Marriott, she was 
instrumental in producing a combined annual 
sales volume of $1.78 million for Prudential 
Insurance, Northwest Airlines andFortis Benefits 

Gunvalson, who has earned continued 
education credits from the Culinary Institute of 
Arts in New York, will oversee the entire operation 
of the Terrace Restaurant which includes food 
ordering, inventory, banquets, special events, 
dining room, kitchen, outdoor vending services, 
budget, promotion and staff administration. 

Anita LePage '78, a 1976 
graduate of Wisconsin 
Indianhead Technical College 
(WITC), was named their 
Foundation's Distinguished 
Alumni for 1 998 . LePage, who 
has enjoyed a successful 20- 
year career in the fashion e age 
industry, is now a freelance consultant in 
Petaluma, Calif. She travels widely, doing many 
promotions, shows, photo shoots for 
publications, and seminars. She works 
extensively with Mervyn's View publication 
at its Hay ward, Calif., offices. Her last fashion 
show for Mervyn's was staged on a padded 
runway over an ice rink which was created for 
a performance by Kristi Yamaguchi. It was 
held in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. 

LePage has also worked in key positions for 
such companies as Seventeen Magazine, Esprit, 
Liz Claiborne, Allied Federated and Diesel. 

Virginia Scholbrock, dean of Instructional 
Operations/Business at WITC, stated, "Anita 
has been a very supportive friend of WITC 
over the past 22 years. She has spoken to my 
fashion merchandising classes almost every 
year since the early 1980s. Whenever she came 
through the Twin Ports, she would take one to 
two hours to give the fashion students a 
presentation. LePage achieved success in a 
cut- throat industry in a tough town (New York) . 
She has been with at least two companies who 
filed bankruptcy, but she continually bounced 
back with a new career path. She was endowed 
with a lot of Midwestern chutzpah." 

Since moving to California, LePage has 
been exploring other areas of her life and 
discovered that she has a real passion for riding 
horses. She and her thoroughbred horse, Miles 
Devlin, train in the hunter/jumper program. 
Living in Petaluma has been great as it reminds 
her of Wisconsin in its friendliness and small 
town feel. 

LePage expects the future to bring more 
travel, domestic and internationally, and 
continued big projects with Mervyn's. 

Randall J. Ruder '93 has 

received the accreditation of 

"Certified Club Manager 

(CCM)" from the Club 

Managers Association of 

America (CMAA). Ruder, 

employed by Beach Point 

Club in Mamaroneck, New Ruder 

York, became the general manager of the club 

in January of this year. 

Ruder qualified for the CCM examination 
as a result of fulfilling specific requirements in 
club management experience, education and 
association activity. The CCM examination 
contains seven subject areas including private 
club administration, managerial accounting, 
food and beverage operations, and principles 
of management. The examination is prepared 
and administered under the direction of the 
Certification Committee at various college and 
university sites across the country. 

The Club Managers Association of America 
is the professional association for managers of 
leading private country, city, yacht, athletic, 
military and fraternal clubs in the United States 
and abroad. 

Stout Outlook ♦ 19 

Back Page 

Alumni Association 
Board of Directors 

JoAnn Prange '86 

President-Elect/ Vice President 
Thomas Fonfara '84 

Susan Mar/cRoman '80 

Johnson A. Afolayan 
BA'80 MS'81, Ed.S/82 

Janis Ball Briesemeister '88 

William Burmesch BS 72, MS '80 

Amy DeCurtins Double '94 

Sean Hade 74 

Julie Beaver Kinney 76 

KentKorthBS '85, MS '96 

Christopher Lancette '83 

Irvin Lathrop '50 

Marilyn Krause Leccese 74 

Carol Hansen Miller '51 

Kevin Miller '90 

Duane Ramberg BS '65, MS 71 

Deborah Weidrich Ruemler 74 

Alfred Schultz '65 

Todd Trautmann '84 

Annette Warmka Ward '87 

"The Mission of the 

University of Wisconsin-Stout 

Alumni Association 

is to provide UW-Stout 

alumni and friends 

services which create and promote 

a sense of community 

within the alumni family 

and support the missions of 

UW-Stout and the 
Stout University Foundation." 

Foundation and Alumni 

Calendar of Events 





Third Annual Spring Fling 
(Twin Cities - Como Park) 

National Restaurant Association Reception 
Signature Room - John Hancock Building, Chicago 


Colorado Area Alumni Gathering 
(date and site to be determined *) 


6 Commencement 

10 Emeriti Breakfast 

Michigan Area Alumni Gathering 
(date and site to be determined *) 


7 Foundation Scholarship Program/Reception 

15 Eastern Wisconsin Retired Stout Alumni Luncheon 

16 Eastern Wisconsin Alumni Gathering 
(site to be determined *) 

18 Alumni Board Meeting 

25 Foundation Board Meeting 

Call 715/232-1151 or visit http:/ / alumni/ for more details 


Homecoming Weekend — Saturday, October 2 
Classes of 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979 and 1989 Reunion 

Activities are currently being planned to celebrate your reunion. 

Watch your mail for more information. 

Contact the Alumni Office to participate in the planning and activities 

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Stout Outlook is a publication of the UW-Stout 
Alumni Association, in cooperation with the UW- 
Stout Office of University Relations. It is published 
three times a year and distributed to graduates, par- 
ents of students and friends of the university. 

Editorial Council 

Patricia W. Reisinger BS '61, MS '67 
Director of Foundation and Alumni Services 

John K. Enger 
Director of University Relations 

Sue Pittman '82 
Director of Alumni Services 

Don Steffen '81 
University Editor 

Lynn Meyer 
Public Information Officer 

Production Staff 

Charlene Smith, class notes 

Carol Gundlach, editorial 

Marty Springer MS '81, photos 

Layne Pitt '81, sports information 



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